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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL: 
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INDEX OE SUBJECTS. 



Abbot, Querv, 483 

Abstracts of Wills of Mather Family, 1573 to 

1(350, 38, 177, 3:10 
Adams, Joseph, Query, 304 
Alden Items, 'JO 
Allen, Hope, of Boston, 86 
Allen, Query, 87 
Artillerv Company commanded by Hamilton, 

1770, 472 
Aspinwnll Family of F.rookline, 342 
Autographs, see illustrations. 

Ball, Note, 213 
Ball, Querv, 213 
Batcheldef Mills, 356 
Bates, Benjamin, Query, 214 
Bickford, / 0nprv ... M 
Bio ford, 5 Query, 364 

Biographical Sketches (see also Necrology)— 

Champlin, John Deuison, 102 

Clapp, David, 386 

Colesworthy, Daniel Clement, 387 

Haines, Svlvester Henry, 103 

Harris. Charles Morris, 103 

Hubbard, Thomas, 480 

Lamb, Martha Joanna (Nash), 3S8 

Paine, Marv E. R., 400 

Sargent, Rebecca Eddy (Wheaton), 3S8 

Sargent, Sally Maria (Adams), 388 

Sargent, Sarah (Nichols), 3*8 

Tapley. iliiius P., 496 
Book Notices— 

Adams's Centennial Milestone, 94 

Adams's Three Episodes of Massachusetts 
Historv, 94 

Alden Family, 1020 to 1893, 383 

Allen's Doolittle Genealogy, 494 

Allen's Lee Family, 239 

Amory's Sullivan Family, 493 

Ancestry and Kindred of Edward Tomp- 
kins, 383 

Arnold's Vital Record of Rhode Island, 235 

Avery's Groton Averys, 494 

Backus's Genealogical Chart of the Chester 
Family, 3»3 

Bailey's" Bailey and Weaver Ancestry, 238 

Bartlett's The Burtletts, 238 

Blake's Lucy Keyes, 239 

Boston Record Commissioners' Report, 378 

Bostonian Society's Catalogue, 492 

Bostonian Society's Proceedings, 492 

Bowen's Centennial Celebration of Wash- 
ington'ii inauguration, 4S9 

Breck's Supplement to Magoun Memorial, 
494 

Brownell Genealogy, 239 

Bullock's Genealogy of Families of Bullock, 
&C, 238 

Centennial Year of Mass. Society for pro- 
moting Agriculture, 237 

Churchill's Ancestors and Descendants of 
Asaph Churchill, 239 

Cilley's Cilley Family, 383 

Connecticut Society of Sons of the Revolu- 
tion, 382 

Converse's Legends of Woburn, 236 

Cope's Dutton Genealogy, 239 
Hall's Barbara Fritchie, 379 



Book Notices- 
Daves 's Military Career of Capt. John 

Daves, 383 
Davis's College of Early Dnvs, 378 
Davis's Lady Mowlson Scholarship at Cam- 
bridge, 378 
Deacon's Ancestors of Rodman Stoddard, 

494 
District of Columbia Society of Sons of the 

Revolution, 382 
Dudley's H istory of the Dudley Family, 239 
Dudley's Reunion of the Dudley Family, 239 
Early Records of Providence, 380 
Etting's Old State House of Pennsylvania, 

99 
Family Genealogical Record, 237 
Farrow's Ilesborough, Maine, 49t 
Faucou's L'Intermediaire des Chercheurs 

et Curieux, 234 
Foster's Brown Memorial, 383 
Foster's Record ot Soldiers buried at Forts- 
mouth, N. H., 493 
Georgia Society of Sons of the Revolution, 

382 
Gillette's Descendants of Jonathan Gillet, 

383 
Gordon's Early Grants North of Merrimack, 

101 

Greenwood's Weaver Family, 239 
Ham's Bibliography of Dover, X. H., 100 
Ham's Dover, 2s. H., in the United States 

Navy, 100 
Ham's Necessity for a Hospital in Dover, 

N. H., 100 
Holstein's Swedish Holstcius in America 

from 1044 to 1892, 237 
Howard's Miscellanea Genealogica et Her- 

aldica, 491 
Howes's Howes Genealogy, 494 
Huutoon's Canton, Mass., 230 
Iowa Society of sons of the Revolution. 382 
James Aver. In Memoriam, 239 
John Doibeare.of Boston, 494 
Johnson's Johnson Genealogy, 383 
Lapham's Hazelton Genealogy, 238 
Lippincotts of England and America, 239 
Loan Exhibition of Gaspee Chapter. Daugh- 
ters of the American Revolution, 382 
McDuffee's Rochester, N. H., 379 
Magazine of American History, 381 
Maine Historical Society Collections and 

Proceedings, 377 
Maine Society of Sons of fhe Revolution, 352 
Massachusetts Society of Sous ot the Revo- 
lution, 382 
Memorial of Arthur Deloraine Corey, 234 
Memories of James and Caroline Phelps 

Stokes, 238 
More Family, 239 

Morrison's Norria Family in America, 383 
Moulton's Descendants of John and Wil- 
liam Moulton, 238 
March's Brief History of Unity, 493 
IS'eilFs Ancestry of George Washington. 239 
Nelson's Old Dutch Church at Totowa, Fat- 

ersou, N. J., 2:57 
New Jersey Society of Sons of the Revolu- 
tion, 381 



IV 



Index of S abject s. 



Book Notices— 

is'oyes's Ncyea Genealogy, 230 
Old Residents' Historical Association Con- 
tributions, 101 
Parker's Parker Genealogy, 493 
Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of 

America, 378 
Pennypacker Pedigree, 238 
Philliniore's London and Middlesex Note- 
book, 100 
Plymouth Records, 234 
Putnam's Putnam Family, 239, 383 
Raven's Fressingfield Porch and Rews, 403 
.Raymond's Rev. Blackleach Barrett and 

related Stratford Families, 230 
Reed's Alpha of Money, 383 
Report of Pennsylvania Genealogical So- 
ciety, 23S 
Rhode Island Historical Society's Publica- 
tions, 400 
Roger Wellington and some of his Descend- 
ants, 230 
Royal Historical Society Transactions, 232 
Ruggles's Hunnewell Family, 3S3 
Ruggles's M elles Family, 3S3 
Salisbury's Family Histories and Genealo- 
gies, 231 
Sanford's Howes Genealogy, 383 
Sargent's Sargents from England, 239 
Scammon Family in Maine, 239 
Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of Second Uni- 

versalist Society, 375 
Sharpes, The, 230, 404 
Society of Colonial Wars, 373 
Southern Historical Society Paper?, 236 
Stiles's Windsor, Conn., 373 
Stone's Starin Family in America, 233 
Suffolk Deeds, 102 

Swan's Fifth Report on Public Records, 377 
Thompson's Ancient Dover, X. H., 2.55 
Opham's Upham Genealogy, 3S3 
Watkins's Pemberton Family, 239 
"White's Memorials of Roderick and Lucy 

White, 230 
Whittemore's Whittemore Genealogy, 230 
William and Mary Quarterly Historical Pa- 



pers, 380 
Woolwor tli's 



»s Woolworth Genealogy, 494 
Boston Post Office, 219 
Bowen, Griffith, of Boston, 453 
Brock, Robert AlonzO, 219 
Bunnell, Druzilia, Query, 216 
Bumap, Mary, Query, 215 

Carpenter, Ezra, Note, 363 

Certificates of Head Rights m County of Lower 

Norfolk, Virginia, 60, 102, 350 
Chirograph}, Early.— Capital Letter F, 212 
Clark,. John, Querv, 215 
Clark, Rachel, Query, 89 
Columbus Day, 1(54 
Connecticut, Stare Treasurers of, 4S2 
Contribution to the Early History of Stoning- 

ton, Conn., 459 
Contributors and contributions to Volume 
XLVLL— 
Aider, Mrs, M. L. T. 

Snow Genealogy, 81, 186, 341 
Alien, Orrin Feet. 

Hore Allen of Boston, S3 
Alvorri, Henry Clay. 

Descendants of Jonathan Gillet, 168 
Banks, Charles Edward. 
Edward Johnson, 153 
Thomas Venner. The Boston Wine- 
Cooper and Fifth-Monarchy Man, 437 
Batchelder, Charles E. 

Batchelder Wills, 356 
Bodge. George Madison. 

Memoir of Nathaniel F. Sa2'ord, 9 
Bowea, Edward Augustus. 

Aspinwail Family of Muddv River, now 

Brookline, il-.^s., 3i> 
Griffith Bovsen, of Boston, 153 



Contributors and contributions— 
Byington, Ezra lloyt. 

Necrology of New - England Historic 
Genealogical Society, 226, 307, 4*/ 
Clarke, Samuel Clarke. 

Memoir of Gen. William Hull, 111 305 
Cleveland, Edmund Janes. 

New Jersey Cavalry iu the United Sratej 
Army in I7i>4, -'7 
Codman, Arthur Aniory. 

Origin ol Certain Names ending in 
" man," 202 
Cutter, Wiiham Richard. 

John Mousall of Woburn, 402 
Dean, John Ward. 

Memoir of Jeremiah Coiburn, A.M., 125 
Memoir of Rev. Thomas Kicker Lambert, 
203 
Fogg, John Samuel Hill. 

Dover, 2s . H., Documents, 468 
Kittery, Maine, Documents, 469 
Ford, Worthington Chauncy. 

Artillery Commanded by Hamilton, 1776, 
•±72 
French, Aaron Davis Weld. 
Frenches of Ipswich, 362 
Thomas French of Guilford, Ct., 357 
Gillette, Salmon Cone. 

Descendants of Jonathan Giller. 163 
Gordon, George Augustus. 

Contribution to the Early History of 
Stonington, Conn., 459 
Greenwood, Isaac John. 

Weaver Family of New York City, 48 
Haekett, Frank Warren. 

The Widow of David Thomson, 76 
Hardy, Charles C 

Deaths in Stratham, N. H., 19, 177 
Harris, Edward Doubleday. 

The Doibeares of Boston, 24 
Hawtayne, George H. 

Wiil of Sirs. Margaret Hawtayne, Diiugh- 
ter of Lawrence Washington, 303 
Herrick, Nathaniel .Jones. 

Records of the Jones Family, 470 
Hooker, Edward. 

Ori«m and Ancestry of Rev. Tnormi3 
Hooker, 183 
Lane, Samuel. 

Deaths in Stratham, N. H., 19, 477 
Lea, James Henry. 

Certificates of Head Rights in County of 

Lower Norfolk, Virginia, 60, 192, 350 
Parentage of Nicholas Street of New 
Haven, Conn., 34.S 
Leavitt, Emily Wilder. 

Henry Crane of Dorchester, Mass., and 
some of his Descendants, 7c<, 325 
Lee, W. B. 

Lee of Virginia, 21 
Leeds, B. Frank, 

Inscriptions in the Old Protestant Grave- 
yard at St. Augustine, Florida, 300,133 
Newell, Frederick Haynes. 

Descendants of Walter Haynes and Peter 
Noves, of Sudburv, Mass., 71 
Eemick, Oliver Philbrick. 

Remick Genealogy, 473 
Rylands, John Paul. 

Abstracts of Wills of Mather Family, 3S, 
177, 330 
Todd, William Cleaves. 

Gen. Nathaniel Peabody, of Atkinson, 
N. II., 297 
Toner, Joseph Meredith. 

Letter of Robert Washington, 1775, 324 
Townshend, Charles Hervey. 

Columbus Day, 164 
Trask, William Blake. 

Letters of Col. Thomas We3tbrock and 
Others, 31, 155,314,445 
Waters, Henry Fitz-Gilbert. 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, 10-4, 
244, 3ijy, 4'J7 



Index of Subjects. 



Convrghnrn, Note, 87 

Cook, Query, 214 

Crane, Henry, of Dorchester, Mass., and some 

of his Descendants, "8, 325 
Cashing, Meuitable, Query, 210 

Deaths In Stratham, N. IE, 19, 477 
Descendan *ui .Jonathan ti iller, of Dorchester, 

Ma**., an I \\ indsor. Conn., 168 
Descendants of WalterHaynes and PeterNoyes, 

of Suilburv, Mas*., 71 
Diary of Ai ran White, Query, 364 
iHdbeari h of Boston, 24 
Dover, :>'. II., Documents, 463 

F]?ery, Note, 212 

Kj.iiaphs on Kev. Ezra Carpenter and Rev. 

ESi.-ha Harding, 303 
F.rraia, «>\ 496 

Fol? >ra, John West, Query, 215 

French, Sarah, Query, 89 

French, Thomas, of Guilford, Conn., 357 

} r< riches of Ipswich, 362 

Fuller, Elizabeth, Query, 214 

C.sry, Joseph, Query, 214 

b ..'•;;;.,. -ica! Gleanings in England, 104, 244, 

G< i.. aiogical Queries, 219 
Gem alo-rles— 

Allen, 86 

Aspinwall, 342 

Bachiler, 513 

Bo wen, 458 

Crane, 78, 325 

French, 359 

Giiiet las 

ll^ynt-i-, 71 

Noyes, 7i 

Renvick, 473 

Snow, 81, 186. 341 

Weaver, 48 
Gc^ea!c,rif-s in preparation— 

Barnard, ^20 

Bartol, 220 

Brook-', 221 

Buckley, 821 

Chtw.,221 

Dodge, 220 

Fdlicott, 221 

Everett, 2*io 

Fairfax, 221 

Grave*, i;{ 

Hcadlev,fe21 

liopfciu*, 221 

iJtwrcnce, 2:.'l . 

Kuthorfurd, 221 

N;hi«-SViin, ^21 

Briowdtn, U21 

Steele, :.r^» 

Thor»&« a 221 

I.'ptOU, .'.'] 

tt allbi-id?*, 93 

_ Wrtht-mf, -I 
Gflift !>< *.•*... la-,,, of Jonathan, of Dorcheste 
M»*#„, aud Windsor, Co.au., 168 

Hs'U RllOda, Q'ipry, 216 

||*:;eu, Qu.-ry, aw 

jfiu*liH.on * Artillery Company, 1773,472 

J}*6*ford Esther, Query, 214 

I* ^;'.",V, % * ' r -- lh R Loyalists, 220 

Mah is*, Sergeant J ..hi', Journal of, 92 

iJ *y.i»M, Desceudams of Walter, 71 

liayae*, Query, 2i8 

H.,;.Wi,ni«, Giierv, <JO 

E.-.v; lii 



if:*.- 



■• in County of Lower Norfolk, Vir- 
892, 350 



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Llt»lOri«til I; 



teJIigenee, 91, 219, 365, 484 



Historical Societies. Proceedings of— 
Connecticut Valley Historical, 225 
Maine Genealogical, 307 
Maine Historical, 486 

New-England Historic GeneaIogio.il. 221, 
366, it» 
Old Colony Historical, 225 
Rhode Island Historical, 225, 300, i<6 
Holbrook, Alice, Query, 69 
Holbrook, Hannah, Query, 89 [1S9 

Hooker, Origin and Ancestry of Rev. Thomas, 
Hubbard, Obituary of Hon. Thomas, ISO 
Hull, William, 141,305 

Illustrations— 

Mather Chair, 340 
Autographs : 

Colburn, Jeremiah, 4?5 

Hull, William, 141 

Mather, Richard, 337 

Safford, Nathaniel Foster, 9 

Trask, Samuel, 163 

Venner, Thomas, 430 
Portraits : 

Colburn, Jeremiah, 425 

Hull, Willam, 141 

Lambert. Thomas Rieker, 293 

Safford, Nathaniel Foster, 9 

Veuner, Thomas. 437 
Tabular Pedigrees— 

Bowen, 133 

Hall, 245 

Hooker, 192 

Light, 271 

Willouehbv, 200 
Indian Affairs "in Maine, 31, 155; 314, 445 
Inscriptions in Old Protestant Graveyard a- 
fct. Augustine, Fla., 300; 433 

Jacques, Richard, Query, 4S3 
Johnson, Edward. 153 
Jones Family, Records of, 470 
Journal of Sergeant John Hawks, 92 

Kingsley, John, Query, 215 
Kiugsley, John, Reply, 305 
Kittery, Maine, Document, 469 
Knowles, Mary, Query, s'j 
Knox, Gen. Henry, 305 

Lamb. Joshua, Query, 215 

Lambert, Thomas Ricker, D.L., 293 

Lanman, Susan D., Query, 215 

Lee of Virginia, 21 

Letter of Robert Washington, 1775, 324 

Letters — 

Appleton, John, 159 

Bacon, John, 445 

Berkeley, William, 355 

Chu r ch. Thomas, 156 

Davis Richard, 36 

Dummer, William, 31, 155-157, 314, 315.320, 
45!, 452 

Grant, James, 320 

Gray, John, 33 

Harding, John, 355 

Harmon, Johnson, 3S, 447, 450 

Heath, Joseph, 317 

Henry, Hugh, 32 

Hineks, Samuel, 37 

Jordan. Samuel, 448 

Knight, Nathan, 32 

Noraen, Nathaniel, 317 

Otis, John, 440 

Pritchard, John, 416 

Renalls, Thomas, 354 

Smith, Thomas, 450 

Steiner, Bernard < :hristian, 357 

Stoddard, Jolin. 160, 161, 316 

Wain wright, John, 106, 161, 316 

"Walton, Shadrack, 310 

Washington, Robert. 324 

Westbrook, Thomas, 31, 33, 35, 33, 15c, 159, 
101-103, 317, 318, 3*0, 321, 148*452 



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Letters— 

Wheelwright, Samuel, 319 

Willard, J., SIS, 446, 450, 151 

Woodburv, Charles Levi. •-".'■5 
Letters of Ooi. Thomas Westbrook and others, 

31, 155, 314, 4^:> 
Lewis and Clarke's Expedition over tut- Rocky 

Mountains 92 
Lillie, David, Query, 215 
Lothrop, Query, 304 

McCarty, Query, 90 

Maine Families, - -"-0 

Maine. Indian Affairs in, 31, 155, 314, 445 

Mai tin, Query, S9 

MaMier Chair, 3o5 

Mather Family, Abstracts of Wills of, 36, 177, 

330 
Memoirs— 

Col burn, Jeremiah. 425 

Hull, William, 141.305 

Lambert, Thomas Kicker, 293 

Peabody, Nathaniel, 297 

Safl'ord," Nathaniel foster, 9 
Mourning Ring of 17a ! .). 211 
Mousall, John, of Woburn,4G2 
Muster and Pay Rolls, .New Jersey Cavalry, 

Muster Roll of Capt. Jeremiah Moulton's Coin- : 

pany. 34 
Mythical Estates in England, 91 

Necrology of the New-England Historic Genoa- ■ 
logical Society — 

Brooks. Phillips, 220 

Chandler, George, '.',&$ 

Chandler. Seth. 309 | 

Curtis, George William, 223 

Ellis Rowland, 3?:) 

Glidden, William Tavlor, 370 

Hall, Benjamin Homer, 371 

.Hayes Rutherford Birehard, 227 

Humphreys, Edward Rupert, 466 

Kip, William fngrahara., 467 

Lawrence, Abbott, 467 

Lee, William, 372 

Patterson. David Williams, 228 

Rollins, John Rodman, 93 

Sticfcney, Joseph Henrv, 307 

Wilson, Edward Chase, :s72 
New Jersey Cavalry in United States Army, 

1794. 27 
Notes and Queries, S7. 205, 303, 462 
Noyes, Descendants of Peter, 71 

Oatman. Samuel, Query, 214 

OMtuar> Notices, see Necrology and Biograph- 
ies.! Sketches. 

Obituary or' the Hon. Thomas Hubbard, 1773, i 
480 

Ohio Emigration, Query. 214 

Origin end Ancestry of Rev. Thomas Hooker, i 
169 

Origin of Certain Names ending in " man," 202 j 

Parentage of Rev, Nicholas Street, of New j 

Haven., Ct., K48 
Parker, Joseph, Note, 303 
Peabody, Gen. Nathaniel, of Atkinson, N. H. 

297 
Perkins of Hampton, N. H., 463 
Petition to Congress in lb 19, 4'Jl 
Peyton, Note, £7 

Poem on Capture of Quebec. Query 215 
Pond, Hannah, Query, t>0 
Portraits, see Illustrations, 
Potter, Mary, Query, 90 
Prin "<■>* Parnpii.et* on Hosier's Narrative of i 

Weymouth's Voyage, 461 j 



Queries, SS, 213, 304, 463 

Recent Publications, 242, :>5. 495 
Records oi fche Jones Family, 470 



Reniick i ienealogv, 473 

];»-•:!■■'. for \ m escor », 155 
RobinsoUj, Quen , 215 

Safl'ord. Nathaniel Foster, 9 

St. Augu.-tiue, I'la., Inscriptions in Old Prot- 
estant I ■ avei ard, 300, 133 

Scott, N"i re. 4>2 

Seelev, R**i ecc ., Querv, 90 

Shakesj -are 'A ill*, 216 

Simanc is Map, 210 

Smalley, John, Query, 214 

Smith.*.! me. Query, 90 

Smith's History, Note, 203 

Snow Genealogy, 81, 16 '•, -'ill 

Snow, '_'•--:'.' i -1* 

State Treasurer of Connecticut, 452 

Stebb'n ?, Query, 213 

Stoninston, Conn., Contribution to the Early 
Historv of, 459 

Strath.n.;. N. H., Deaths in, : ). 4;r 

Street, Nicholas, of New Haven, Parentage of, 
315 

Tabular Pedigrees, see Lustrations. 
Thomson, Widow of !Sv. id, 70 
fousi v. r i iitii: . Querj , HO 
Town Histories in Preparation — 

Bs r\\ iek , M due, 465 

Deeriield, Mass., 465 

Kitrery Maine, 465 
Tucker, Query, 213 
Tucker, keuben, Query, 365 
Turner, >1a*<:}\>J0 

United States Army, New Jersey Cavalry iu, 
1794, 27 

Venner, Thomas, 437 
Vent;-;-. Vontras, Ventrous, Query, SS 
Vinton, Blaise. Note, ^12 
Virginia Company of Condon, Note, 205 
•Virginia, Head 'lights ia County of Lower 

Norfolk, GO, 192, 360 
Virginia, List of Executive and Legislative 

Bodies in, 4>3 

Walcott, Querv, 00 
Watdron, Joseph, Query, 215 
Washington Items, :ji>5 

Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England, 
104,^44.360,407— 

Aldworth, Robert (1034), 389 

Allwood, Richard (1G44), 1 ; J5 

Ambrose, CiceJv 'hi.'.'j), :>V>3 
Peter - 1(55:3 , :''• j 
William [1**7), 302 

Aagur, Margery (1C53), alo 

Asninall, Edmond [Kilo ,301 

Aspinwall, Timothy ( Ifi-J :;), 393 

Atkins Heurv (1G30). 424 

Atweecke, Richard [159.0,518 

Atwick, William 1G1:»), 519 

Bald wine, Richard (I0:i4,>. 112 

Bauckes. Thomas (15'jo), 107 

Baacks, John (lG:;o), luti 

Burnardiston, Katherine f 1632) , "190 

Bisge. (iefirey (h'.tjO), 249 

Bih-y, Henry (1G33 . 137 

Binding, sarah '1067), 121 

Bingham, Elizabeth (10 G),397 

Boilston, John ' lG<-0), 530 

Bwlt m, William (lflni), 117 

Bovlson, Edward (IGJo), 5 >1 

Bovlsouiij Thomas (h-21), 531 

Bniddock, Nathaniel (1G35 , 117 

Bradley, Edward (1744), 11- 

Bradsnawe, John (lGoO), 3y6 

Breedon, John (:G64), 401 

Zaclteus funw , '.ffl 

Brewer. John (U&l), -,7:j 

Brumn^ted, Rose . : ■...,... • 'J 

Buruapp, John (1G5.'J), 122 



Index of Subjects. 



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Waters*!? Genealogical Gleanings in England- 
Burnet, William (1727), 12.'J 
Burrough, Nathaniel (1681), 391 
Burton, John (1020), 422 
Busby, Thomas (1584), §20 
Callowhill, Thomas (1711), 254 
Campian, Thomas (1613), 290 
Carter, Edward (.1688), 185 
Cay, Jonathan (1718), 180 
Cheeseraan, Margaret (1(370), 250 
CoggeskalL, Anne (1645), 402 
Coke, John (1041), 100 

Thomas (1679), 129 
Cole, George (1650), 274 
Richard (1590), 127 
Colleton, Peter (16H4), 274 
Collington, Edward (1650), 275 
Collyer, Joseph (1648), 281 
Cooke, John (1650), 421 

Thomas (1621), 128 
Crosse, William (1621), 111 
Dale, Elizabeth (1640), 403 

Thomas (1617), 403 
Davis, Giles (1640), 419 
De Peister, Jonas (1038), 420 
Dennison, George (1678), 4013 

John (1070), 409 
Dersley, John (1(334), 415 
Doddridge, John (i658), 115 
Dudley, John (1646), 532 
Elbridge, Aldworth (1053), 390 
Elliott, John (1003), 405 
Etheridge, Joan (1712), 408 
Farmer, Anne (1008), 523 
Feuke, Mary (1618), 517 
Parnell (1593), 515 
Robert (1612), 517 
William (1595), 516 
Fellgate, Tobias (1635), 415 
Fen, Benjamin (1072), 253 
Finch, Rose (1630), 520 

William (1613), 520 
Fletcher, James (1054;, 394 
Fotildger, Richard (1678), 409 
Frothingham, Charles (1052), 414 
Fry, John (1035), 420 
Gace, John (1608), 110 
Gale, Theophilus (1677), 116 
Gardener, Margaret (1596), 288 
Gardyner, John (1001), 288 
Glover, Anne (1050), 5ol 

Charles (1003), 502 
Elizabeth (1643), 500 
Francis (1059), 602 
John (16483, 500 
(1668), 503 
Mary (1600), 503 
Roger (1633), 499 
Goddard, Mary (1635), 282 
Gofle. James (1050), 412 
Goodwin, Robert (1010), 498 
Gray, William (1047), 403 
Gregory, William (1650), 276 
Guy, Frances (1080), *90 
lladdocke, William (1648), 280 
Hall, Humphrey (1041), 249 
James (1005), 140 
(1686), 244 
John (1617), 246 
(1691), 138 
Samuel (1679), 507 
Sarah (1080), 508 
Thomas (1634), 247 
(1662), 506 
Ham, Elizabeth (1619), 127 
Hampson, Philip (1654), 419 
Harris, I'riscilla (1050), 420 
Hayward, Martha (1697), 271 
Heath, Grace (1054), 138 
Hill, Cicely (1621), 245 
Hitch, Mildred (1657), 413 
Hollister Dennis (1675), 251 
Janson, Brian (16:54), 282 

Thomazine (1658), 282 



Watcrs's Genealogical Gleanings inEngland- 
Jesson, Abraham (1666), 257 
(1678), 258 
Dorothv (1690), 100 
Jacob (1:682), 104 
Johnson, John (1627), 410 

Thomas (1630), 417 
Kelwav, Walter (h 50), 414 
Kent, Elizabeth (1679), 413 
Leeson, Thomas (1614), 291 
Lennys, Joane (1643), 112 
Lidgett, Charles (1698), 406 
Light, Thomas (1520), 269 
Walter, (1590), 207 
Lock, William (1661), 417 
Locke, Jane (1009), 418 
Lowers, John (1645), 423 
Ludwell, Christian (1691)., 27S 
Robert (1678), 277 
Thomas (1070), ','77 
Valentine (1683), 277 
Lumnev, Martin (1631), 247 
Lyght, Aanes (1523), 269 
Lyghte, Christpfer (1516), 270 
Lyndon, Augustin (1699), 273 
Lynn, William (1678), 24.0 
Makepeace, Abell (1601), 2S9 
Mary (1021), 291 
Macon, Rose (1610). 40S 

William (1000), 407 
Maverick, Moses (1078-9), 423 
Mercer, Daniel (1650), 511 
Francis (1007), 513 
John (1002), 514 
Paul (1*61), 511 
Moore, John (1587), 286 
Moreton, Nicholas (1040), 509 
Moulson, Anne (1057), 114 
Mowlson, Thomas (1030), 113 
Munsev, William (15S3), 530 
Nicholles, William (1638), 582 
Oakes, Edward (1005), 113 
Olyver, John (1597), 120 
Owfeilde, Roger ( 1608), 289 
Owlield, Thomasine (1037), 497 
Palmer, John (1031), 525 
Partrich, Gervase (1047), 279 
Peck, Edward (1075), 113 
Pemberton, Robert (1628), 49S 
Peyton, Henry (1055), 418 
Pryaulx, Peter (1643), 510 
Quincev, John (1051), 525 
Quiney", Thomas (1701), 526 
Quinsie, Ann (1630), 524 
Quyney, Richard (1682), 523 
Rayner, Roger (1082), 111 
Robinson, Samuel (1001-2), 406 
Rothwell, William (1030,253 
Scudder, William (1007), 423 
Seward, Sarah (1081). 119 
Shaw, William (1687), 527 
Sillesbie, Anthony (1023), 261 
Sillesby, Samuell (1650), 265 
Thomas (1653), 206 
Sillesbye, Henry (1593), 202 

Mathewe (1002), 259 
Silsbie, William (1020)), 201 
Slayne, Thomas (1648), 411 
Smith, Elizabeth (1653), 407 
George (1058), 255 
Henry (1038), 390 
(1681), 281 
John (1650), 421 
Svmon (1065), 404 
William (1704), 527 
Smithler, John (1618), 258 
Smyth, Thomas (1663), 410 
Snowe, Thomas (1583), 249 
Sohier, Mary (1002), 505 
(1614), 506 
Matthew (1593), 505 
Peter (1570), 505 
Starr, Comfort (17o9), 107 
Swayne, Bennett (1630), 136 



VI 1 1 



Index of Subjects. 



Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England— 
ThnchtT, Claree (1656), 421 

Clement (1629), 131 
Peter (1640), 132 
Thomas (1610), 131 
Toope, James (1«75), 125 
Towsey, .John (1099), 123 
Tyler, Grsce (1647), 278 
Wado, William (1082), 119 
Walker, Hannah (1675), 528 
Walter, Elizabeth (1588), 286 

Richard (1587) j 285 
Waltham, Pose (Kilo), 40s 

William (1000), 407 
Watkyn, Thomas (1630), 291 
Weaxe, William (1619), 419 
Weecke, Richard (151*2), 515 
Wellins, Jonas (1646). 532 
Wells, Paul (1604), 520 

Richard (1667), 529 
WickeS; George (1608), 513 
Henry (1610), ol l J 
(105?), 521 
Josias (1621), 519 
Poole (1632), 520 
Robert (1638), 521 
William, (1613), 519 
Wicks, Thomas (1647), 521 
Wraxull, Sarah (lOO.Vi, 248 
Yeamans, Anne (1664), 252 
Yorke, Edraondc (1614), 120 
Watertown Records, 220 
Weaver Family, 217 

of New York City, 48 
West, Query, 364 
White, Note, -482 

Aaron, Query, 364 
Widow of David Thomson, 76 
Will of Mrs. Margaret Hawtayne, daughter of 

Lawrence Washington, 303 
Williams, Robert, Note, 363 
Wills, Administration* and Abstracts- 
See also Waters's Gleanings. 
Batcheler, Elizabeth (1612), 357 
. Henry (1612), 356 
John (1602), 357 
Bond, George (1502), 349 
Hawtavne. Margaret (16161,303 
Mather", Abraham (1613), 179 
Annes (1600), 45 
Elianor (1573). 40 
Elizabeth (1634), 333 
Ellen (1614), 181 
(1647), 338 
Ellis (1617), 182 
Gabriel (1605), 47 

(1627), 330 
Geoffrey (1648), 338 
Gilbert (1593), 43 
Gowther (1616), 181 



Wills, Administrations and Abstracts 
Mather, Hamlet (1609), P7 

i ; i . 336 
Henry (1629 . 330 
Humphrey (1 513), ISO 
Iimm n (16 . - 2 
James (1596 , 41 
11), 331 
Joane (1631), 184 
John (1601 , < , 
(1617), 183 
(1624), 185 
(1633), 331 
(1635), 33 4 
(1638), 335, 336 
refer (1598), 45 
Ralph (1597), 44 

(1614), 181 
Raphe (1625), 1S5 
Richard (1576), 'A 
(1593), 43 
(1003), 47 
(1621), 184 
(1626), 185 
(16351,334 
(1636), 334 
(1640), 337 
Robert (1618), 339 
Roger (1582), 42 
Samuel (1638), 335 
Syiiiond (1588). 4.' 

(1600), 177 
Thomas (1641). 333 
Thurstan (1619), 183 
William (1602] , 46 
(1603), 47 
V 16 14), ISO 
(1633), 332 
(1634), 333 
(1638), 335 
(1647), 338 
(364 9), 339 
Mousail, John (1660), 46i 
Slade, William (1632), 349 
Snow, Jane (1703), 186 

Joseph (1717), 188 
Mark (1694), 85 
Nicholas (1676), S3 
Stephen (170.5-6). 341 
Street, Nicholas (1558), 349 
Weaver, Anne (1750), 51 

Samuel (1742), 50 
Wiiloughby, Thomas (1581), 200 
(1596), 200 
(1636), 2C0 
Wolcott, Rebecca, Query, 90 
Wood, Note, 83 
Wood, Query, 214 
Wood, Sarah, Query, 83 



NEW-ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL AM) GENEALOGICAL 
REGISTER. 

JANUARY, 1893. 



NATHANIEL FOSTER S AFFORD. 

By the Rev. George Madison Bodge, of Leominster, Mass. 

Nathaniel Foster Safford was horn at Salem, Mass., in the 
house now numbered 19 Winter Street, September 19, 1815, and 
died at his home in Milton, April 22, 1891, full of years, beloved 
and honored by all who have known him either in his public re- 
lations or in the way of personal acquaintance and friendship. 

When a man like Mr. Safford passes away, we can better appre- 
ciate how large a place he has filled, by the vacancy which he leaves. 
For more than fifty years, as a member of the Massachusetts bar, 
he has held his honorable place as a lawyer of eminent ability and 
unblemished integrity. Conservative in his opinions and methods, 
he was yet strong in his convictions, and prompt to act in the way 
they pointed. There are few names which show a fairer record, 
even in the long and honorable lists of the bar of Eastern Massa- 
chusetts, From his early years of practice, Mr. Safford was 
appointed to important positions of public trust, and in every case 
honored the place by his ability and fidelity. As a public official 
he showed a shrewd and ready understanding of men and affairs, 
which his easy and quiet courtesy might not lead one to suspect. 
And, under all circumstances, Mr. Safford was a gentleman, in the 
full meaning of the term, as all who have met him in any place oi 
relation can testify. As a presiding officer, on the floor of public 
u el ■»:<-, in the social circle, — and especially in that kindly, courtly 
Ctifuwiiity which characterized his welcome of friends to his home, 
[** H '^* always the gentleman. The deep interest which he had 
m tliif "New-England Historic Genealogical Society," and his 
valuable services to it through many years, make it peculiarly fitting 
inU urn memoir should herein appear. His own antiquarian tastes 
&n<i careful researches have made it an easy as well as a pleasant 
| duty to give here a brief sketch of his family's American lineage. 

riiOHAS 1 Safford, the emigrant ancestor, came from England 
to Massachusetts with his wife Elizabeth, and settled at Ipswich 

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sometime prior to 1641. They had a son, John' Scfford, married 

Sarah , and settled in Ipswich, where their son, 

THOMAS 3 SafFORD, was born October 10, 1672 ; and married 
Elinor Shatswell, October 7, 1698. She was probably the widow 
of Richard Shatswell, and daughter of Daniel Cheney. 

Stephen 4 SafFORD, son of the above parents, born at Ipswich, 
March 10, 1716, married Sarah Jarvis. He died at Ipswich, July 
22, 1767. 

Nathan 5 S afford, son of the above, born at Ipswich, June 5, 
1760, married September 29, 1785, Elizabeth Foster, of Salem, 
daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Foster, and lineal descendant of 
Reginald Foster of Ipswich in 1638. They removed to North 
Yarmouth, Maine, soon after marriage, and there made their home. 
and there died; he December 27, 1823, and she April 1, 1826. 

Nathaniel Foster 6 Safford was born at North Yarmouth, 
Maine, June 13, 1786; and died at Salem, November 20, 1847. 
He removed to Salem in 1806, at the age of twenty, and there mar- 
ried, August 8th, 1808, Sally, daughter of George and Sally Smith, 
born in Salem, July 11, 1791, and died March 16, 1810, aged 18 
yrs. 8 mos. 5 days. Of this marriage, Sarah was born at Salem, 
May 16, 1809. He married 2d, Hannah,, daughter of William and 
Mary Woodbury, of Hamilton, Mass., born June 18, 1791, and 
died at Salem, April 18, 1856. Of these parents were born two 
sons, Nathaniel Foster 7 Safford, Jr., born July li, 1814, died 
November 28, 1814, and Nathaniel Foster Safford, Jr., the subject 
of this memoir, born, as stated before, in Salem, September 19, 
1815. He married in Dorchester, February 10, 1845, Josephine 
Eugenia Morton, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Wheeler) Morton 
of Milton, and a lineal descendant of George and Julia Anne 
(Carpenter) Morton, of York, England, who came to Plymouth, 
Mass., in 1623. Of this marriage, one son, Nathaniel Morton 
Safford, was born January 31, 1848, in Dorchester, and now 
resides in the family home in Milton, together with Mrs. Safford, 
his mother. 

By diligent correspondence and inquiry, we are able to follow 
along, in outline, the course of Mr. Safford's full and useful, though 
even and comfortable life. He was happy in his home-life, both as 
hoy and man. His parents were members of the " Old South 
Church" in Salem, which was for many of those early years under 
the pastoral care of the Rev. Dr. Emerson ; they were of excellent 
social standing, and the boy's earliest years were in the midst of the 
best social conditions of the good old city of his birth. In his 
figure, and somewhat in his stately old-time courtesy of manner, he 
is said to have resembled his father ; while in features and tem- 
perament, as well as in many characteristics of his delicate and sensi- 
tive tastes, were recognized the traits of his reiined and beautiful 
mother. Mr. David Moore and Capt. George Upton of Salem were 



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1893.] Nathaniel Foster Safford. 11 

playmates and schoolmates of young Safford in his early boyhood, 
and recall him as "a very good boy, an excellent scholar, much 
liked by his associates, but of rather retiring disposition." The boy 
was carefully but wisely nurtured. We find him as a child at the 
private school kept by Miss Abigail Mason ; and we learn from Mr. 
Henry M. Brooks of Salem, whose letter is subjoined, and from 
whose kindly help much of the information about his school-life is 
gained, that the late Rev. Charles T. Brooks, of Newport, brother 
of Henry M., was at the same school at the same time with Mr. 
Safford. He is next found in the private school kept by Mr. James 
S. Gerrish ; and we have in a newspaper clipping the notice of an 
examination of Mr. Gerrish's school, in August, 1829, in which 
young Mr. Safford figures quite prominently : 

The examination of Mr. Gerrish's School, we understand, was as usual 
most pleasing and satisfactory, and was attended at Franklin Hall, by a 
very numerous auditory. At this examination, premiums were awarded to 
Stephen 0. Shepard, Thomas W. Rea, Nathaniel F. Safford, Simon F. 
Barstow, William W. Story, Henry Cheever, and Thomas Carlile, for good 
Reading — to Joshua Raymond, Nathaniel Perkins, George F. Allen, Na- 
thaniel F. Safford, Joseph Beadle, Augustus Sanger, George W. Punchard, 
Francis Perkins, Joseph Endicott, and Charles Wiggin, for good Writing 
— to Thomas W. Rea, Stephen 0. Shepard, and Nathaniel F. Safford, for 
good Speaking. 

We may judge somewhat the quality of the patronage of this 
school by the names of the pupils. And we can imagine the stately, 
well-dressed and highly respectable "numerous auditory," gathered 
with proud interest to see and hear the embryo orators and statesmen 
perform their parts upon this preparatory stage. And no doubt a 
special thrill of pride came to the Saffords, as their slender, bright- 
eyed lad alone bore away three of the premiums. 

From this school young Safford passed, probably in the autumn 
of 1829, to the Latin Grammar School, in which he finished fitting 
for college. The teachers during those years were Mr. Henry 
Kemble Oliver and Mr. Theodore Eames. 

Items of interest in connection with Mr. Safford's father appear 
in the following letter from Mr. Brooks, which I have in part copied 
here : 

Letter from Mr. Henry 31. Brooks of Salem. 
^ Though I had no personal acquaintance with Mr. N. F. Safford, Sr., or 
his son, I remember both perfectly well. The father was rather a slender 
and thin man, with a quick, nervous manner and step, and very respectable 
in appearance. I recall the place of business (he was a dealer in iron, 
grindstones, etc.), the store under the old Concert Hall at the corner of 
Central and Lafayette Streets, near the South Bridge. The building was 
of wood, built in the old colonial style. I well remember the sign across the 
front over the store, in full width: " Nath 1 F. Safford," in huge gilt script 
letters, and the great grind-stones which leaned against the front each side 
the door. The hall over the store was used for balls, dancing schools, etc., 
and later as a gymnasium. The building was destroyed by the great fire of 



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1814. It was replaced with a three-story brick structure, called " Phoenix 
Hall." I think Mr. Safford never occupied the new building, of which the 
lower portion is used as an oyster house, and the second story as a military 
armory. 

AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. 

Young Mr. Safford finished his course at the Latin Grammar 
School at Salem, and was admitted at Dartmouth College in the 
summer of 1831, just before he was sixteen years old, in the class of 
1835, then numbering sixty. From pleasant letters received from 
two of his ciass-mates J am able to give a glimpse of his surround- 
ings and relations at Dartmouth.. Charles E. Stevens, Esq., of 
Worcester, one of the few survivors of the class of 1835, kindly 
gives leave to quote from his address at the annual reunion of the 
Alumni of Dartmouth, after fifty years from the graduation of their 
class. The meeting was held in Boston, January 28, 1885. In 
the opening of his address he speaks of his classmates present, and 
writes me that he referred to Mr. SafTord and Judge Ladd of Cam- 
bridge, who sat each side of him at the table. The topic of his 
address was "Fifty years ago," and the address, published in full in 
The Dartmouth for March 20, 1885, affords a clear picture of the 
condition of things at the College during the years of their course. 
Some brief selections will help to show the young Safford's surround- 
ings. 

Mr. Stevens began his address hy saying : 

I am a little afraid of these many brown heads before me. Some per- 
sons, misletl by the disguise which nature has imposed upon me, might un- 
awares take me for one of the elders. It would be a very natural mistake 
certainly. But my classmates, here, on my right and left, would hardly 
fall into such a mistake. To them I am ever young, as they are to me. 

Mr. Stevens goes on to sperk of the condition of the institution 
in those years, and draws a kindly picture of each of the officers and 
professors from President Lord down. He describes President 
Lord as energetic, shrewd and wise as a disciplinarian, with digni- 
fied manner and fine administrative ability ; Professor ShurtlelT as 
"dwelling inscrutably behind green spectacles and seeing a great 
deal more of us than we of him"; Professor Haddock, a favorite 
nephew of Daniel Webster and very popular with the students, of 
high spirit, a gentleman, and treating the students like gentlemen ; 
Professors Crosby and Stowe, the Greek professors, of whom the first 
is said to have been " immensely great on the infinite little of the 
Greek particles," while the latter, ''not insisting on the finer linguis- 
tic criticism, sought to inspire us with his own enthusiasm for the 
author we had in hand"; Professor Ira Young, the talented mathe- 
matical teacher, and father of the distinguished Professor Charles A. 
Young of Princeton. The class had as instructors during the course : 
— In Mathematics, Prof. Ebenezer Adams, and tutor, afterwards 
Professor, Ira Young. In Latin and Greek, tutor, afterwards Pro- 



1893.] Nathaniel Foster Safford. 13 

fessor, Alpheus Crosby, and Prof. Calvin Ellis Stowe. Prof. Ros- 
well ShurtlefT and President Nathan Lord were the teachers in 
Mental and Moral Philosophy, and Prof. Charles B. Haddock in 
Rhetoric. A German was employed for a time to give lessons in 
French. These were Safford *s teachers during his college course. 
He closes with a word about his class, which is of interest to us : 

I pass on to say a word about my own class. It was noteworthy for two 
things. The first was, that, with a single exception, it was the largest class 
ever then graduated; the exception heing the class of 1811. We entered, 
I think, sixty strong, and we graduated fifty. Later classes have greatly 
surpassed us, but in that day our numbers were phenomenal. It may be 
said, perhaps, that we were the first fruits of President Lord's new and 
energetic administration. Three years had elapsed since his inauguration, 
and the fruit of the Dartmouth renaissance had gone abroad. The second 
noteworthy thing touching the class was, that with it, began the experi- 
ment of abolishing appointments at Commencement. Human nature is 
weak, and it is my impression that the last half of our class was not sorry. 
It gave them also as well as their " betters" a chance to appear " in public 
on a stage," and left the public to find out " who was who " as best it could. 
The experiment thus begun was continued until, after a fair trial, the 
authorities found it expedient to restore the old system. 

In his letter, in answer to my request for a word from him in re- 
gard to Mr. Safford in his college days, he writes : 

Mr. Safford was one of the youngest members in our class. As I re- 
member him, he was a fair, delicate boy, sensitive, and free from any of the 
rough ways of most boys. Because of these characteristics and because of 
his youth, he was naturally not an active leader in our class. We had in 
those days two literary societies between which the members of each class 
were, on entering, distributed by lot. One of these was called " The Social 
Friends," the other " The United Fraternity." My impression is that in 
the debates young Safford was not forward to take any conspicuous part, 
but ready to discharge any assigned duty. 

From the letter of another class-mate of Mr. Safford, Rev. Jacob 
Chapman of Exeter, N. H., now in his eighty-third year, I select a 
brief extract : 

I wish I could give you more full and definite information about my 
classmate, N. F. Safford. I was in the first division of our class of sixty, 
and he in the second, so that we rarely met at recitations. I was appointed 
monitor of the class, and also to assist one of the instructors in " keeping 
order" during the time of a class recitation to him; and for these reasons 
some of the younger boys seemed to keep at a distance from me. I think 
I never had to admonish or reprove young Safford at any time. As I re- 
member him in 1831, when as monitor I was appointed to "keep an eye 
on him," he seemed younger even than he was ; he was very modest, retir- 
ing, quiet and studious. Our only athletic game was foot-ball, and I am 
quite sure that Safford did not take any active part in that. In his fresh- 
man year he had his room at the house of Mr. Douglass, and his room-mate 
was probably Edward Warner of Salem. Josiah Winchester of South- 
boro* roomed in the same house, and I think these were, in that year, his 

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14 Nathaniel Foster Safford. [Jan. 

closest associates. He was considered one of the most studious of the 
younger boys, and stood well in his class. The second year he roomed at 
No. 13 Thornton Hall, with Henry Bright Ch*ee, of Warner, N. 11. .My 
room was in the same Hall. My impression is that he was always prompt 
to perform his duties, but not active in much beyond that point. His r 
mate, Chase, was wholly different from young Safford in habits and ch ir- 
acter; he afterwards became a lawyer in Clinton, Louisiana, where he died 
in 1885. In the Mexican war Chase raised and commanded a company. 

In the junior year Safford had a room in VVentworth Hall, I think, alone, 
most of the time. In the senior year he returned to the house of Mr. 
Douglass, where he roomed the first year, and there his associates were S. 
C. Bartlett, late president of Dartmouth College, and bis brother, later the 
Rev. Joseph Bartlett. 

In answer to my inquiry. President Bartlett writes, under date 
December 3, 1892 : 

My belief is that Mr. Safford had no chum while in the house of Mr. 
Douglass. I remember him as a rather fine looking young man, with black 
hair and bright black eyes. But as I was in a lower class and somewhat 
younger than he, and as he was rather retiring in his ways, or, if socially 
inclined, yet with a different circle from mine, I am unable to ^ive you 
any more definite information concerning him. I can say, however, that 
he bore an excellent reputation so far as I can remember, and all my im- 
pressions of him, in memory, are very pleasant. 

Upon graduation from college Mr. Safford began tbe stilly of 
law in the office of Hon. Asahel Huntington of Salem. 

He was admitted to the Essex County Bar, September 17, 1838, 
as may be seen by the following extracts from the Essex County 
Records : 

At the Court of Common Pleas begun and held at Newburyport, within 
and for the county of Essex, on tbe third Monday, being the seventeenth 
day of September, in the year one thousand, eight hundred and thirty eight. 

"Nathaniel F. Safford, jr. being duly recommended to the Court to 
practise as an attorney, in open Court takes and subscribes the oaths and 
declarations in such case provided and is thereupon admitted to practise 
accordingly." 

Thus equipped for his life-work, he left home, and came to 
Dorchester, January 16, 1839, and opened an office at the " Mil- 
ton Lower Mills " village, in a building then standing where the 
chocolate mill now stands. He boarded, until his marriage, in Mr. 
Swift's family at their old mansion on Milton Hill. In 186- ? he 
removed his office to Boston, No. 27 State Street, and has held his 
city office and practice from that time until his death, having re- 
moved his office twice, viz. : to No. 53 Devonshire, and thence to 
27 Kilby Street. 

Upon marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Safford set up their home in their 
fine house, a present from the bride's father, still standing, at the 
corner of Washington and Sanford Streets. There they resided 



1893.] Nathaniel Foster So jford. 15. 

until 18G2, when they removed to the beautiful residence in Milton, 
where lie died and where the family still resides. 

In the early part of his practice, Mr. SafTord was appointed a 
Master in Chancery, and acted as magistrate, exercising jurisdiction 
also under the operation of insolvent laws. lie was much enga 
in local town affairs, and active in town-meetings, while Dorchester 
was still a separate municipality. His word was listened to with 
deference by the people, and his services in many official relations 
were appreciated. He was a ready and pleasing speaker, and few 
public meeting of importance were held, either of a civil, political or 
social nature, where his presence and words were nut in demand and 
always welcome. As a presiding officer few excelled him ; always 
courteous and dignified, but, upon occasion, with a touch of quaint 
humor all his own. Many remember his introduction, at a political 
meeting away back " in the fifties," of a tall, gaunt Westerner who 
had come upon the platform late, whom Mr. Safford did not know, 
but whose name was whispered to him, when he introduced him as 
Mr. Lincoln, " one of the old Lincoln family, probably." His intro- 
duction " brought down the house," as Mr. Lincoln swung his tall 
form from his seat and ' ( rose to the probability," and the good people 
of Dorchester listened for the first time to some of the comical cam- 
paign stories and telling hits of Abraham Lincoln, the then unknown 
■ v future president of the Laiited States. 

In social meetings we shall never forget the kindly, droll, always 
instructive and entertaining speeches, always ready upon call. 

Mr. Safford was chosen representative to the General Court from 
the town of Dorchester, for the years 1850 and 1851. In 1853, 
upon the retirement of the Hon. Samuel P. Loud from the Board 
of County Commissioners for Norfolk County (Dorchester being 
then included in that County), Mr. Safford was nominated by the 
Whig party, against the forces of the Freesoil and Democratic par- 
ties, combined upon one candidate. After two trials at the polls 
there was no election, and Governor Clifford appointed him in the 
place of Mr. Loud, and at the first meeting of the new board Mr. 
Safford was chosen chairman, and afterwards for fifteen years he held 
that office by successive reelections. Soon after the annexation of 
Dorchester to Boston, Mr. Safford's services were sought, and in 
1872 he was again elected to the board, and at the organization of 
the board, January, 1873, was chosen chairman, in which office he 
served for six years more, making in all a term of twenty-one years. 

In that long period of service Mr. Safford had great influence in 
bringing about many needed public improvements in the department 
over which the Board of Commissioners had jurisdiction. It was 
largely due to his persistent and wise exertions that corporate fran- 
chises in turnpikes and toll-bridges were abolished in the County. 
There was not, probably, another man in the County of Norfolk so 
thoroughly conversant with the public highways within the limits of 



16 Nathaniel Foster Safford. [Jan. 

the County as Mr. Safford. He was wisely cautious, and slow to 
enter upon any enterprise until plans had been considered from all 
points of view, the "cost had been rigidly counted," and adequate 
results could be safely calculated. Under his faithful and conserva- 
tive direction public funds were never wasted, and few, if any, mis- 
takes were made, or useless experiments tried. Many of the old 
highways were re-located to meet the new needs of changing in- 
terests and industries; railroad crossings, stations, bridges, etc., 
were controlled and guarded; new roads were located : public build- 
ing were rebuilt, remodelled or improved, during his term of office. 
A matter of special interest to him was the preservation of public 
records and documents ; and in many of the county buildings, and 
also in the town offices, to-day, there are fire-proof vaults or safes 
where, before his term, these safeguards were entirely wanting. 
These, however, are but a small part of the real work dune by the 
board under his wise leadership. The influence of his conservative 
and impartial methods has impressed itself upon the County in such 
a way that no mere office-seekers are deemed eligible to fill the 
places of men who were above any partizan dealing, and had noth- 
ing to gain from the office save the public good. 

In politics, Mr. Safford belonged to the Whigs until the forma- 
tion of the Republican party, with which he then cast his lot from 
principle, and to which he was always loyal. Without any self- 
seeking he worked to uphold the party's standards. But, sincerely 
patriotic, he always held the nation above the party, and the honor 
and integrity of the country were as dear to him as his own. 

Upon coming to Dorchester Mr. Safford became identified with 
the Unitarian Society, then under the pastoral care of Rev. Richard 
Pike. He was one of the most respected, useful and influential 
members from that time forth. In the affairs of the parish, as in 
civil duties, he was always conservative in his influence, and his 
advice was heeded and his judgment trusted, especially in all affairs 
relating to the property of the parish, investment of funds, etc. 

Mr. Safford was greatly interested in antiquarian studies and pur- 
suits, and was a valued member of the Xew-England Historic 
Genealogical Society for many years. He was a warm personal 
friend of the late president of the Society, Col. Marshall P. Wilder, 
and one of his constant and most earnest helpers. The following 
testimonials from personal friends, members of this Society, bear 
evidence : 

Letter of Mr. John Ward Dean. 

My acquaintance with Mr. Safford began in 1873, when he became a 
member of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society. Afterwards 
he was chosen one of the directors of the Society, and I saw him more 
frequently. I soon found him to be a clear headed man, whose advice 
couid be safely followed. I was struck with the soundness of his judgment 



1893.] Nathaniel Foster Safford. 17 

in all matters that came before the board. He investigated thoroughly 
matters that were specially referred to him, aud his decisions were the re- 
sult of mature thought and careful research. He was one of the most use- 
ful members of the board, and was always ready to perform any duty 
assigned to him. He seldom failed to attend the monthly meeting of the 
board. He was equally constant in his attendance at the public meetings 
of the Society; and he frequently took part in the discussions there, his 
remarks being always listened to with deep interest. 

He was a well read man, particularly in history. His conversation 
showed that he possessed a fund of information upon all subjects. It was 
a pleasure for me to listen to him. I derived much instruction as well as 
pleasure from his discourse. He was a lawyer skilled in his profession, 
and of undoubted ability. He had much experience in public affairs and in 
the transaction of business. 

I found him a firm friend, whose assistance, in all matters in which he 
was able to aid me, was always to be relied on. I shall long deplore his 
loss and cherish his memory. 

Letter of Rev. Albert K. Teele, D.D., of Milton. 

Rev. Mr. Bodge : 

My dear Sir: — At your request I cannot refuse to write a few 
words regarding my much beloved and honored friend Nathaniel F. Saf- 
ford. You doubtless have all facts concerning his early life and education, 
and also his professional career. Therefore I shall not speak of intellectual 
capabilities, — of his attainments, accurate, varied and far-reaching, nor of his 
marked fidelity in the many offices of trust, public and private, confided to 
him, — but only of the nobleness of his heart. He was a true friend, ever 
to be trusted and relied upon. Naturally unostentatious and retiring, his 
friendship showed itself in the quiet and persistent effort to help all, and 
especially to help and upraise the over-burdened and discouraged. In the 
silent and unseen way he was always working. As a friend and neighbor, 
always fresh in his interest in current events as well as in antiquarian re- 
search, with large knowledge of the advancing developments of our country 
and the world — his companionship was always of highest interest and value. 
As a citizen, he ever had the welfare of his fellow citizens at heart, and 
both at the public meeting of the town, and in a private way, he was the 
advocate of what seemed to him just, houorable and fair. He was espe- 
cially the friend of the poor, ever ready as a lawyer, by his counsel and help, 
to lead them out of difficulties and to save them from the exactions of evil 
advisers. 

Mr. Safford was never robust, but with his simple habits and wise 
care of his health he was able to do far more work in his quiet 
methodical manner than many who seemed much stronger physically. 
His decline in the last years was gradual, and to the last he suffered 
but little physical pain, and w r as surrounded with all the tender 
ministrations of his family in his last hours. 

The funeral was held at the family mansion Friday afternoon at 2 
o'clock. Rev. Albert K. Teele, D.D., conducted the services and 
opened by reading a scripture selection. In his remarks he spoke 
substantially as follows : 



18 Nathaniel Foster Safford, [Jan.. 

It is said that the eloquent Massillon, when the mortal remains of his 
illustrious monarch lay in funeral state before him, looked dowi Prom the 
high altar into the open coffin and broke the awful silence of the occasion 
with these words: " There is none truly great but God." The sentiment 

was just, and the circumstances gave it weight. It is even so. my friends; 
all ages, all conditions of men bow at the approach of death, and are brought 
to the same level by its denuding hand. The bright and joyous lit-' and the 
life shaded by sorrow and suffering; the life of affluence and the life of 
penury, alike come to this end. Prattling infancy, merry childhood, aspiring 
youth, vigorous manhood and gray decrepitude yield to the stern mandate. 
But a few days ago the beloved clergyman.* whose presence, guidance 
and wisdom we felt that we could not spare, was taken from us, and now 
we meet to pay our last tribute of respect and honor to his next-door neigh- 
bor, the eminent jurist — our friend, our helper, our counsellor — who, by 
his wisdom, learning and kindness has helped us over the rough places of 
life. We shall miss his well known form along these streets, where we 
have been wont to see him for so many years. We shall miss him in our 
homes, in our social and municipal gatherings. We shall miss him in the 
sanctuary of worship. When we knock at the door of this hospitable man- 
sion his kindly greeting will no longer welcome us. Wo shall hear his 
voice no more. The end of the earthly life has come, and with sorrowing 
hearts we bid him adieu. We do not to-day review this long and useful 
life reaching out in so many directions and entering into so many and varied 
interests. We gather here as friends and neighbors, fellow citizens and 
professional associates, rather to proffer our warmest sympathies to this 
stricken household, and to recall with tender memories our departed brother 
and friend, seeking together the divine blessing that the influence inspired 
from this occasion may go with us into life. 



j © 



From the Parish Records of the Third Religious Society of Dorchester. 

. Sunday, April 26, 1891, the congregation were requested to be seated 
after the benediction. Dr. Greene came forward and spoke in memory of 
Mr. N. F. Safford; recalling his g >od life among us, and the loss from our 
midst of so wise and good a man. Rev. George M. Bodge, former pastor 
of the Society (and occupying the pulpit for the day), being called upon, 
said: "I am glad to have the opportunity to join the members of this 
society in this testimonial of respect to one who has been so long and so 
intimately connected with all the highest interests of this people and parish. 
A3 pastor of this society I knew Mr. Safford as a courteous, kindly and 
genial man, and a wise and conservative counsellor in all the affairs of the 
parish. In his pleasant home the true and courtly hospitality of the old 
school was always cordially extended. As a personal friend and adviser 1 
learned to prize him, and in many cases I remember his quiet helpfulness 
and ready charity, bestowed in such way that the recipient never knew the 
benefactor. These things are known to many here, as we have heard. But 
Mr. Safford had other relations in which I chanced to be associated with him, 
and one in particular of which I may speak. As a member of the New-Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society, 1 saw much of his influence exerted for 
the building up of its interests. The late president, Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, 
relied greatly upon Mr. Safford's wisdom and foresight, which many times 
was experienced and gratefully recognized. The Society has had no mere 

* Rev. Frederick Frothinghara. 



1893.] Deaths in Stratham, JST. II. 19 

earnest or respected member, and certainly some of the finest men in New 
England, including Gov. Andrew and his .successors, have been his associates. 
In all relations I shall remember him fur his wisdom, integrity and true 
worth, while I gratefully recall his helpful personal friendship." 

These resolutions were offered by Miss E. P. Charming, and 
passed by the Society : 

It is right and fitting, as our friends and neighbors pass from our midst, 
to recall their virtues; and especially becoming is it for us, as a congrega- 
tion of worshippers, to call to mind Mr. Nathaniel F. Saft'ord, who has set 
us the example of steadiness in church-going, even when infirmity was 
stealing upon him. 

Not again shall we see the erect form which, in all seasons, sought his 
pew, and in summer laid unobtrusively the flowers he loved so well upon 
the altar. It is our privilege to remember his integrity, to imitate his kind- 
ness known only to the recipient, and to emulate his old-time courtesy. 

We tender to his family this recognition of his worth, and our sympathy 
with their grief in parting from one whom they have loved long and well. 

At the meeting of the New-England, Historic Genealogical Society, Wednes- 
day, Mag 6th, 1891. 

The Historiographer reported the death of Mr. Nathaniel Foster Saftord 
of Milton, on April 22d, 1891. 

The Reverend George M. Bodge, of East Boston, asked leave to say a 
word, in tribute to Mr. Safford's memory, and spoke in warm and fitting 
terms of his character, personal traits and noble qualities, and of his lab >rs 
and interest in the affairs of this Society; also of the high esteem in which 
be was held in his profession, as a citizen, as a public officer, and in his own 
home circle. Mr. Bodge then offered a resolution, which the Society passed, 
expressing the respect in which Mr. Safford was held as a man, the deep 
sense of his loss as a member of the Society, and the sincere sympathy 
tended by the Society to his bereaved family. 



ex- 



DEATHS IN STRATHAM. N. H. 

Transcribed from a Record kept by Dea. Samuel Lane, and communicated by Charles 

C. Hardy, Esq. 

[Continued from volume xxxii., p. 50.] 

1747. 
" a y 23. Andrew Frenches child Died. 
May 28. old mr James Kennison Died, 
^ue 2. William Rust Died. 
before March 21. William Meads child Died. 
As5 g> U. Edward Taylers child died. 
>x [*• 11. William Moore Esq Died. 
->-K- 20. Ens 11 Joseph Menil Died. 
*• 5 *' June John Leavits young child Died. 
' '' : ' U. Ruth Barker died. 



20 Deaths in Stratham, 2V. II. [Jan, 

Rich d Calleys girl Sarah Marvel Died. 

mr Samuel Piper Died. 
Hannah Mains Died at mr Neals 
rar Samuel Goodhue'* wife Died. 
Curie Nokes child Dead-born. 
Judith Runnels Died. 
David Cliffords wife Died. 
John Avery's mother Died, 
in the year past have Died in this Town 24 persons. 

Joseph Jones Died. 
Samuel Fevys child Died. 
Richard Calleys Son Rich* Died, 
old Sarah Speed Died. 
John Barkers child Died. 
Joseph Wiggin Died. 
Josiah Pipers child died. 
William Hurleys Jun r Died. 
Voientine Clarks child Died. 
Jude Aliens child Died. 
Coll. Wiggins Negro woman [Gene?] Died. 
John Hills Daughter Sarah Died. 
Thomas Veazeys Jun r wife Died, 
old mr. William Frenchs wife Died. 
Moses Thirstons wife Died. 
Moses Thirstons young child Died. 
the widow Durgin Died, 
in the year past hes Died in this Town 17 persons. 

M r Noah Barker Died. 

Thomas Glanvil Died. 

Benjamin Taylers wife Died, 

Serj Joseph Rollings Died. 

Cuffe Nokes child Died. 
FVb 2, Josiah Smith Died. 

Stephen Leavits child Died. 

Henry Wiggin Died. 

Thomas Chases child Died. 

Jonathan Rollings child Died. 

the Rev d M r Henry Rust Died. 

Edward Taylers child Died 

John Wiggins Daughter Died. 

Ens" Jonathan Chase Died. 

Josiah Persons child Died. 

Stephen Leavit Died. 

old Mrs Tayler Died. 

David Hanirbrds child Died. 

Moses Bointons child Died. 

Ste 11 Thirstons child Died. 
_______ C hild Died. 

Nov. 30. Andrew Wiggin Jun r wife Died. 

[To be continued.] 



Oct 


29. 


Oct. 


31. 


Nov. 


1. 


Nov. 


7. 


Nov. 


16. 


Nov. 


17. 


Nov. 


23. 


Dec. 


14. 


in the > 


1748. 


Jan. 


9. 


Jan. 


20. 


Jan. 


21. 


Feb. 


19. 


March 6. 


Apr. 
Apr. 
Apr. 
Apr. 


22. 
24. 

27. 

27. 


June 


4. 


Aug. 


15. 


Sept. 


1. 


Sept. 
Nov. 


22. 
14. 


Nov. 


28. 


Dec. 


12. 


Dec. 


23. 


in the 


1749. 


Jan, 


3. 


Jan. 


17. 


Jan. 


18. 


Jan. 


20. 


Jan. 


14, 


Feb. 


2. 


Feb. 


4. 


Feb. 


9. 


Marc 


h 3. 


March 17. 


March 20. 


March 24. 


Apr. 
Mav 


14. 
3. 


May 


19. 


June 


15. 


Oct. 


19. 


Oct. 


27. 


— t. 


30. 





5. 



1893.] Let of Virginia. 21 



LEE OF VIRGINIA. 

By W. B. Lee, Esq.,* of Seend, Melksham, Wilts., England. 

In* a paper by J. H. Lea, Esq., in the Register for January last, occur 
certain passages on which I should be glad to offer a few remarks. In this 
and in his former mosc valuable paper the writer lias placed on record in 
America for the first time the actual facts on which alone any reasonable 
opinion can be formed as to the origin of the Virginian Lots, and I kuow 
Lis desire for accuracy far too well to fear giving him any offence by the 
slight criticisms I am venturing to make. 

Page 04.—" ])y which they had claimed descent from the Lees of Quar- 
rendon." 

The suggestion that the Lees of Virginia were of the Quarrendon stock 
was not made by any of the family, but is entirely due to the Rev. Dr. Fred- 
erick G. Lee of Lambeth. The Virginians, from Colonel Richard the first 
settler, down to and including the late General R. E. Lee, have always 
claimed the Shropshire descent. The proofs of this are given by Mr. Lea 
down to the recognition of relationship between Harry Lancelott Lee of 
Coton Hall and Archibald Lee of the Virginian branch, 1810-24. Subse- 
quently to that time, viz. in the year 1868, General Robert E. Lee was in 
correspondence with H. Lee Warner, Esq. (whose family also claim descent 
from the Lees of Coton). on the subject of his English ancestry. He stated 
that he was descended from the Lees of Shropshire, and Mr. Lee Warner 
wrote to my uncle on behalf of the General for any information he might 
have on the subject. Moreover I have been assured by one of General 
Lee's own family that until recently no doubt had ever been raised as to 
their Shropshire origin. Dr. F. G. Lee's statement is that Colonel Richard 
was the seventh son of Sir Robert Lee of Hulcott and his wife Lucy Pigott. 
As they were married in 1561, whereas Col. Richard was going to Virginia 
with a young family in 1663, this statement clearly could not be accepted 
without proof. Instead of any such proof the convincing evidence from the 
wills and the Hardwicke monument, cited by Mr. Lea, leaves little room 
for doubt that Sir Robert's seventh son died in youth, while the evidence 
at the Heralds' College at Oxford, and in Virginia, makes it absolutely 
certain that Col. Richard was either of the Shropshire family or an impos- 
tor. It is for those who think he was an impostor to give the reasons for 
their belief, and for Dr. Lee to reconcile such a belief with the Quarrendon 
theory of which he, and not any member of the family, is the author. It 
would be interesting if he would also give the evidence on which he bases 
other statements, e.g. that Col. Richard's wife was Elizabeth Lan-gdon, that 
his eldest son was Richard, and that one of his descendants calied his house 
Stratford Langton. 

"'This claim was admitted by the then officers of the College." 

The above words would seem to imply that Col. Richard's right to the 

* The present representatives of Lee of Coton.— Editck. 
VOL. XLVII. 3 



22 Lee of Virginia. [Jan. 

arms he used was recognized by the College of Ann-. I only wish this 

had been the case, for then his parentage would be on record. K he 
as is very probable, neither sou nor brother, but nephew to the head of 
the family, his name would be very unlikely to appear in the pedigree 
unless be himself tool: the trouble to have it registered. This was m 
done, and even if Gibbon's statement had given his fathi r .- uame, it could 
not be accepted by the College without those proofs which are al 
rigorously insisted on, and which give to the pedigrees there registered a 
real authority and value. Those from any other source need verification 
at every step. Without it no one can say whether they are founded on 
fact. 

Page 65. "The statement is made that Col. Richard Lee built Ditchley 
House. This is incorrect, as the dwelling in question was erected b ■ 
grandson Hancock." 

The above is a slip on the part of the writer, as Dr. Lee's statement was 
that Ditchley was built by the emigrant's sou Richard. No evidence is 
offered in support of this statement, and it seems improbable, as William 
Lee's account in my possession expressly states that this Richard (his own 
grandfather) passed nearly his whole time in study, and " neither imp} 
nor diminished las paternal estate" That estate, we know from his father's 
will, was the plantation " Paradise." Mr. Brown's opinion is that Ditchley 
v. r as built by Hancock the son (not grandson; of Coi. Richard, but so far 
as I have been able to learn nothing is really known as to the date or 
builder of this house. All that seems certain is that the names Ditchley, 
Langley, Colon, and Lee Hall have been used by different members of the 
family in America, but none of them by Col. Richard himself. 

" Ditchley, four miles from that city." Ditchley is about eleven miles 
from Oxford. 

Page 66. "John Lee of Norton Regis." .Should be Nordley Regis. I 
quite agree with Mr. Lea as to the probable explanation of ;> Morton Regis " 
which he refers to on page 68, but I know of no instance where any member 
of the family is actually described as of " Norton " instead of "Nordley," 
and I do not think Norton was a " common " form at all. 

Page 67. "A Collection of Arms made .... very probably by the 
Mr. Gibbon whose letter &e." 

The E, D. N. alphabet was not made by any one person. It is a sort 
of general notebook for the officers of arms made about ike time of Charles 
II., and is valuable as probably the only work in existence giving the arms 
which were then or had been formerly made use of. Jt is not an authority 
as to the right to bear such arms, it must not. however, be forgotten that 
though Colonel Richard's right to the arms could not be recognized by the 
College without proof, still, whoever made the entry in the E. D. N. A. did 
not merely record the fact of his using them, but added k - Descended" 
"from the Lees in Shropshire"; while Gibbon, an officer of the College, 
writing a professional work, expressly commits himself to the same state- 
ment. It is difficult to think he would have done this unless he had felt 
satisfied as to the truth of what he wrote; or, short of actual proof, to 
imagine stronger testimony. 

Page 71. "Obtained by him from America, and may be relied upon as 
.authentic." 

For the copy of Col. Richard's will here referred to I am indebted to the 



1893.] Lee of Virginia. 23 

kindness of General Fitzhugh Lee. It is given in Campbell's History of 
Virginia, and bears every mark of being authentic, but one cannot say more 
than this as we do not know where to find the original. " Nine men 
of the Langley stock." Mr. Lea I know uses the expression " Langley 
stock " to denote the Lees of Shropshire, but the phrase is in thi 
little misleading, as the Coton family was not an offshoot of the Lai 
branch. Coton came to Roger de la Lee by his marriage with the hi 
of the Astleys de Nordley in the reign of Richard II. Langley 
acquired in the same way by his elder son, Coton falling to the share of 
the younger. Six of the nine members referred to by Mr. Lea are of the 
Coton, and three of the Langley branch. Until Col. Richard's parem 
is proved it is of course not impossible that he may have been of the latter, 
but the tradition has always been that he was of Coton, and the evidence 
at present certainly seems to point that way. 

It would be difficult to exaggerate the value of Mr. Lea's papers to all 
who are interested in this question, and the contrast between his rnetb A 
and that of Dr. Lee is indeed striking. Hardly a single statement is made 
by the former without the fullest proof being given, while not a single proof 
is given by the latter in support of any of his assumptions. The Shrop- 
shire family will in all probability be very soon extinct in England, and I 
think myself very fortunate in having been of any assistance to Mr. Lea in 
working towards the end we have in view, and which I sincerely hope we 
may one day reach, viz. the proof of Col. Richard's immediate parentage. 



I add certain manuscript notes of John Gibbon from a copy of his book 
belonging to me. 

Notes in the author's handwriting from a copy of John Gibbon s " Intro- 
ductio ad Latinam Blasoniam " 1G82, in the possession of W. B. Lee. Esq. 

Ego author hujus libri donair eundem Bibliothecce Collegii nuper fundati 
in Virginia: Sic Testor propria mea manuscriptione setatis mere 87. 1717. 
Johannes Gybbon. Mentionem facio de memet et Honorando viro Ricardo 
Lee p. 156 ubi sua insignia (sive sartum gentilitium) exhibentur.* 

p. 157 I speake of my descent paternal! and maternal] and of the Reason 
of my going to Virginia in the next leafe p. 2 nd . Coiloneil Lee, mentioned 
p. 156 of this Booke had a faire estate in Virginia. The product of his 
Tobacco amounted to 2000£ per annum: flee was willing to end his dates 
in England and send over one to reside as generall Inspectour and overseer 
of his severall plantations. I was recommended to him as a fitt and Trusty 
person having beene a servant to Thomas Lord Coventry the Richest Baron 
of England &c. I accepted of Coiloneil Lees proffer — wee arrived in Vir- 
ginia the last of October 1659 and 9br 2 d came to the Collonells house at 
Dividing Creeks, Before Hee could settle Things for his finall departure 
and settling in England wee had news from Newe England of y e Kings 
Restauration. The Coiloneil was willing to hasten for England and I as 
willing as Hee, having Hopes to gett some employment by meanes of Jh° 
L d Culpeper, to whom my family had relation by manage. But Hee was 
dead before I reached England. Wee arrived at Mergate in Kent friday 
22 March IGg-J my leaving Virginia I have sorely since repent d . Hee 
made mee generous proffers of manage & offered race 1000 Acres of Ground. 

* The coat of arms described and figured on page 156 is that of Lee of Langley and Colon 
Haii, Salop ; viz. a fesse chequy between eight billets. — W. B. L. 



24 The Dolbeares of Boston. [Jan. 



THE DOLBEARES OF BOSTON. 

B3' Edward Docflkday Harris, Esq., of New York city. 

The writer has in his possession several memorandum books and 
files of business papers formerly belonging to three Boston mer- 
chants, John Dolbeare, his son Benjamin, and Benjamin's sun John. 
Among them, in the handwriting of Benjamin Dolbeare, is a eopy 
of a letter written to John Dolbeare, ironmonger, of Ashburton, 
England, which throws some li^lit on the earlv history of the family 
here. It runs as follows : 

Boston, New England, 28 tb August; 1772. 
Mr. Benj a Dolbeare, 

at Ashburton, in 0. Eng. 

vSir, I Have lately been informed by one M r Row, who lives about 
20 miles from your Town, that you were alive & well when he lelt home. & 
you. being the only relation that I have heard anything of in England, am 
desirous of having a Correspondence with you if it will be agreeable to you. 
Therefore take this opportunity to acquaint you as far as I know, how the 
relationship came about. Viz. my late father M r John Dolbeare came from 
Ashburton into this Country with my Grandfather M r Edmund Dolbeare, 
my Grandmother, & uncle Joseph, about the year 1664, my father and 
uucle Joseph served their times with my Grandfather to the pcwterers 
Trade, in which business my father set up. & added to it the Ironmongry 
Trade, both which he carried on to the year 1740. when he died in about 
the 76 th year of his age & left nine children, seven sons & two Daughters, 
all of whom are dead except myself & a younger brother & sister, the one 
a Widow aged 60, the other a widower aged 59 years. I am sixty, one 
years of age, keep the same shop & carry on the same business my father 
did. My Grandmother died a few years after she came over here, and my 
Grandfather Married again, by his last wife he had two sons & one fkmnh- 
ter who have all been married, the oldest, a son, has been dead some years, 
the other son is about 70 & the daughter ah. 65 years of Age, her husband 
lately died, her Brother has had two wives, by the first he had many Chil- 
dren & two by his last. His Wife & he are poor & in the alms-IIouse in 
this Town, of which I have the honor of being one of the overseers. "\\ hen 
my Grandfather died I know not, it being before I was born. My father 
was but Nine years old when he came into this Country. My mother died 
about the year 1745 in about the 70 th year of her age. My Brother James 
who was at Ashburton to visit his relations there in the year 1738 (when 
I suppose you saw him there) for I understand you are about 60 y rs of Age, 
he died in the year 1743 in the 37 th year of his age, he gave an ace* of our 
relations there & that there was none of y* name but what were related to 
us. Thus I have given you as tuli an acco* of my. fathers family in this 
Country as I can recollect, cc should be glad of an acco 1 of our family re- 
maining with you, if it be agreeable to you to send one. 



1893.] 



The Dolbeares of Boston. 



25 



I now proceed to give you an acco* of my own family Viz 1 I have had 
two wives, by the first I had eleven children of which only four are living, 
whose names are Thomas, Sarah, Grizzel & John, the first is about 24 
years of age a merchant at Kingston in Jamaica, the second about 23 mar- 
ried to a merchant in this Town, she has one child, a Girl of her name, the 
3 d about 21 a single woman & the last about 20 years of age, my appren- 
tice; by the last wife I have no children. If you think it worth your while 
to write to me at any time, direct to Benjamin Dolbeare, Merc 1 in Boston, 
New England & it will come safe to hand. I wish you health & prosperity 
& am Y r unknown kinsman 

Benjamin Dolbeare. 

Mem Ashburton is in the County of Devon, ab l 20 Miles from Ply- 
mouth & Exeter. I Rec' a letter from him & his Name is John instead 
of Benj a . 

The reply has not been found. 

In one of the memorandum books, in the hand-writing of the 
younger John Dolbeare, is the following record, evidently a copy 
from an older one which, as yet, has not come to light in the search : 



1669 


Feb y 11. 


1675 


July 10. 


1702 


Ap l 25. 


1704 


Ap l 9. 


1705 


Octo r 18. 


1707 


May 17. 


1708 


Dec r 4. 


1710 


May 24. 


1711 


July 24. 


1712 


July 26. 


1713 


Jan y 5. 


1715 


June 1. 


1712 


May 3. 

YY"1 Q T»TM C 


1741- 


nxdii a 
2 Mar. 15. 


1742- 


3 Feb y 20. 


1743- 


4 Fel/ 14. 


1744- 


5 Mar. 21. 


1746 


Ap l 12. 


1747 


Mar. 24. 


1748 


Ap 1 12. 


1749 


Dec r 11. 


1751 


Aug. 3. 


1752 


June 15. 


1753 


May 15. 




Doct 1 



Jn° Dolbeare born, 

Sarah his wife do. 

John Dolbeare do. 

Thomas Dolbeare do. 

James Dolbeare do. 

Samuel Dolbeare do. 

Benj a Dolbeare do. 

Mary Dolbeare do. 

Benj a Dolbeare do. 

Sarah Dolbeare do. 

David Dolbeare do. 

George Dolbeare do. 

Hannah Vincent do. ) 
d 18 th June '41. j 

Benj a Dolbeare do. 

Sarah Dolbeare do. 

Hannah Dolbeare do. 

Benj a Dolbeare do. 

Sarah Dolbeare do. 

Thomas Dolbeare do. 

George Dolbeare do. 

Hannah Dolbeare do. 

Grizel Dolbeare do. 

John Dolbeare 

a Daughter Still born 
W m Clarke 



died 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 

do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 



20 th June '40. 

June '28. 

22 June '65. 

'43. 

18 Ap 1 '33. 

8 th Feb y '64. 
26 th Jan y '87. 
29 th Mar. '75. 

June '78. 

Mar. '72. 

2 d June '63. 
22 d June '42. 
17 Ap 1 '43. 
17 th June '47. 
l 8t May '67. 
15 Ap 1 1811. 
14 Feb. 1804. 
12 th May '48. 
9 th Mar. '71. 
4 Feb y 1825. 



do. 8 th June '60. 



It is apparent, from a comparison of this record with the letter to 
the English Dolbeare that its writer was in error as to the date of his 
grandfather's coming to Boston ; it was doubtless later than 1664. 

On another page of the same memorandum book and in the same 
handwriting is the following : — ■ 
vol, xlvii. 3* 



26 The Dolbeares of Boston, [Jan. 

Jn° Dolbeare's Tomb N° 50 in the Common burial ground built IT:?";. 
Bury'd in it — 

Sam 1 his Son mort 18 Ap. 1733. 

John himself mort 20 th June 17-10. 
21 st Oct. James his Son mort ab* 2l 9t Oct.. 1743. 

Sarah Dolbeare his Widow mort Jan 7 1744. 
46 J yrs. Jane Vincent mort 2 d May 17C1. 

Hannah Dolbeare his Son Benj a8 wife mort 2 d June 1763. 

s d Benj a Dolbeare's daughter Hannah mort 9 th March 1771. 

David Dolbeare sou of s' 1 John mort 17 th Jane 1778. 

Benj' Dolbeare, d d 3 d Feb y 1787. 

Eliz. Dolbeare s d B. D's. widow about last May 1789. 

Beuj a Dolbeare's daughter Sarah Gray 18 th Ap 1 [torn off]. 

Preserved among the business papers is the title page of a bible 
(printed in London by John Baskett, MDCCXXXV.), on the blank 
side of which is written the following : — 

I, Benjamin Dolbeare was born the 24 July 1711. 
My Wife Hannah whose maiden name was Vincent, was born the 3 May 

1712, to whom I was married by the Rev d M r Commissary Roger Price 

the 18 th June 1711. 
My Son Benjamin was born the 15 March 1741-2 at Eleven a Clock at 

night, & was Baptis'd by the Rev d D r Joseph Sewail the 21 of the Same 

month. 
My said Son Benjamin dyed the 22 June 1742 at 3 o'Clock P.M. 
My Daughter Sarah was born on Sunday the 20 th Feb. 1742-3 between 

the hours of 5 & 6 o'Clock in the afternoon & was baptized by D' Sewail. 
My said Daughter Sarah was overlaid & dyed at nurse Clap's at Dorchester 

the 17 day of April next after She was born. 
My Daughter Hannah was born the 14 ca Febr. 1743-4 between 5 & 6 

o'Clock Tuesday morning & was baptis'd by the Rev 1 M r Thomas Prince 

y e next Sunday. 
My second son Benjamin was born the 21 March 1744-5 atab* two o'Clock 

in the morning & was baptiz'd by the Rev d D r Joseph Sewail. 
My second Daughter Sarah was born on a Saturday P.M. between 6 & 7 

O'Clock 12 th April 1746, & was Baptis'd by the Rev 1 D r Joseph Sewail 

the next day. 
My Sou Thomas was born on a Tuesday at 3 o'Clock P.M. the 24 tK March 

1747 & was baptis'd by the Rev d M r Thomas Prince the Sunday follow- 
ing. 
My Daughter Hannah dyed at home of a Consumption 17 t:i June 1747 at 

J after ten o'Clock in the Evening. 
My Sou George was born on a Tuesday between the hours of 9 & 10 at 

Dight the I2 l ' j April 1748 & was baptis'd by the Rev d D r Sewail the 17* 

of s d month. 
My said Son George was overlaid & dyed at Nurse Birds at Dorchester 12 

May next following. 
My Second Daughter Hannah was born on Monday 11 th December 1749 

at 12 O'Clock at Night & was baptis'd by the Rev d D r Sewail the next 

Sunday following- 
My Daughter Grizzell was born on Saturday the 3 d of August 1751 at 11 

Clock in the morning & was baptized the next day by the Rev d D f Sev/alL 



1803.] Xew Jersey Cavalry in the U. S. Army. 27 

Mv Sod John was horn on Monday the 15 th June 17o2 at 10 th of the Clock 
in the Evening & was baptised the 19 th July next after at Dorchester by 
the Rev d M r Bowman (on Acco* of the Small pox being in Boston at 
that time) <!C- was held up by M r John Lovell. 

My Wife was Delivered of a Child a Daughter Still Born lo th May 1753. 

17G3, June 2, My wife died of a Consumption at about five of the Clock in 
the morning this day being Thursday. 

The name of Edmund 1 Dolbeare's first wife, who accompanied 
him to Boston, does not appear; that of his second was Sarah, and 
the children born of this marriage in Boston were Elizabeth, Martha, 
ami David. John, 2 the elder, who followed his father's business, 
married Sarah Comer. His brother Joseph 2 married Hannah, a 
niece of Nathaniel Nordcr of Marblehead ; he had at least two 
children, Joseph and Edmund. 

Of the large family born to John 2 and Sarah Dolbeare, the papers 
make occasional mention. Thomas 3 mar. wife Sarah, and was of 
Dorchester. James 3 married, went abroad, and apparently had good 
reasons for the divorce suit which he instituted. Samuel 3 and David, 3 
marrying to the displeasure of their father, were, by his will, dis- 
inherited. Mary 3 married Bernard Townsend. Sarah 3 married 
William Clarke, a physician. George 3 became the inheritor of estates 
purchased by his father in Colchester, Conn 1 ., and his descendants 
in the male line were there as late as about 1800. 

Of Benjamin's 3 children, Sarah 4 married Ellis Gray ; Grizzell 4 died 
unmarried in Dorchester Feb. 7, 1825 ; Thomas, 4 described by his 
father in the English letter as a merchant of Kingston, Jamaica, 
came to financial grief there, sought refuge in New England from 
his creditors, and lived until 1804 in various places in Connecticut 
as "Thomas Smith," his son and daughter being in England, I 
think, with their mother ; John 4 was a well known Boston merchant, 
with residence at Dorchester, having married Zibiah Royall Robin- 
son ; he died without issue. 



NEW JERSEY CAVALRY &c. IN THE UNITED 
STATES ARMY, 1794. 

Communicated by Edmund J. Cleveland, Esq., of Hartford, Ct. 

The originals of the following army rolls are in our possession. 
The Military service, evidently, was during the "Whiskey Insurrec- 
tion" in Pennsylvania. 



28 



2Few Jersey Cavalry in the U. S. Army. 



[J .::. 



Pay Roll of a Troop of Volunteer L l Dragoons commanded by Capt 
Henry Van Derveer of the New Jersey Militia in the Service of tin United 
States for the Month of Sept. Oct. No 



v b & Decern 5 1701 







Commepce- 
mentof Ser- 


Expiration of 


Pa^ 


per 


Pay for 


Names. 


Rank. 


vice or of 


Sei vh c or of 


Month in 








this bottle- 


this Settiem't 










merit. 




Dolls. Cent* 




Henry Van Derveer 


Capt 


Sept 16th 


21 Oct 


•10 




— 10 


Andrew Teneick 


Lieut 


Do. 


29 Decemb 


26 




-P) 


Gilbert A. Lane 


Cornet 


Do. 


Do. 


20 




— 10 


John Covenhoven 


Q.M.Sergt 


Do. 


Do. 


D 




—40 


Thomas Arrowsmith 


Sergt. 


Do. 


Do. 


8 




— 40 


James Ten Eick. 


Serpent 


Sept 22 


Do. 


S 




— 10 


Michael Nester 


Trump. 


Do. 


Do. 


7 


33 


— 10 


Abraham Varsdal 


Dragoon 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


— 10 


Do 


Farier 


22 Oct 


Do. 


8 




—40 


Ferdinand V. Derveer 


Dragoon 


Sept 16 


Do. 


6 


66 


—40 


Mathew Williamson 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


— L0 


John Sutpin 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


— to 


Frederick Cook 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


— 10 


Georp;e Cook 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


56 


— 10 


Peter Parley 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


—40 


Dennis Huff 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


— J 


Kern Van Cleff 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


— 10 


Isaac Lowe 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


—40 


Tunis Van Doren 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


— 10 


Cornelus Beekuaan 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


— 10 


Peter Ben net 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


—40 


Dennis Fulkerson 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


—40 


Richard Fuikerson 


Do. 


Sept 22 


Do. 


6 


66 


—40 


Jeremiah Fisher 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


—40 


Francis Dunn 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


—40 


John Tinkler 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


—40 


Joseph Totten 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


—40 


Peter Stryker 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


-40 


Cornelus Tunison 


Do. 


Do. 


Do. 


6 


66 


—40 



1 do Certify that I have Inspected the above Roll and find no error 
herein W m Liddel Maj Comd 

2 d Reg* of Jei- V Cav* 



Pay Roll of the Second Regiment of tlie 
of the U. S. commanded by Major William 
tember, October, November and December 1 



Jersey Cavalry in the Service 



Liddel for the month of 
794 



bep- 





I Comnience- 


Expiration 


Pay 




Names. 


Kank. 1 ment of 


of 


pr. month 


Remarks. 







Service. 


Service. 


pr. man 










dolls, crs 




William Liddel 


Major Com t Septem r 6 th ' Dec r 31 st 


55 


" 




Abraham Bailv 


Major ! ....0 th 


ditto. 


do. 


" 


'Actirg at the 


Henry Van Derveer 


ditto I Oct'22 d 


ditto. 


do. 




«;ime time as 
lieutenant the 
Lieut's pav and 


Henry King 


Adjutant |Septem r 6 tU 


Oct r 25 th 


26 


" 


Walter Nichol 


ditto I Oct r 12th 


Dec r 31 st 


10 


a 


■{ aliow'ct: for his 


Henry Johnson 


ditto 


Sept r 11 th 


ditto. 


26 




| horse chared 


James Anderson 


Sunreon 


Sept r 6 th 


ditto. 


45 




in another pay 
troll. 


Coanelius C. Blatchley 


Surg ns Mate 


ditto. 


ditto. 


30 


" 


Abner Wood m ffe 


Pav Master; Oet r 20 


ditto. 


40 


1 1 




Ananias Camnbel 


Qu r Master^ Nov 1 11 


ditto. 


20 






David Linn 


ditto j Sept f 10 


ditto. 


do. 


" j 





193.1 



New Jersey Cavalry in the U. S. Army. 



29 



Amount of the pay ttoll of Capt n David Ford's troop 2695.76 

Amount of ditto Capt c Ebenezer Tuttle's troop 1847.88 

Amount of ditto Capt n Uzal Meekfr's troop 2522.84 

Amount of ditto Capt" John F. Longstreet's troop 2535.83 

Amount of ditto Capt n Abraham Shaver's troop 1917.78 

Amount of ditto Capt n Henry Van Der veer's troop 1734.22 

Rec d 30 Jan ry 1795 of W ra Dayton Pay master to y° New Jersey Troops 
amount of within pay roll $16182.40 agreeable to Gov 1 " Howel's warrant 
[Richard Howell gov. of N.J. 1794—Oct. 1801] Aimer Woodruff Pay- 
master 2d. Reg' N. J. Cav. 

Pay Roll of Troop of Vol. L. Dragoons commanded by Capt William 
Steel of N. J. Militia in Service of U. S. for Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. 1794 



Names. 



Rank. 



William Steel 
Nathan Squire 
Nicholas Van Brunt 
Nicholas Van Brunt 
Silas Cook 
Ab m Parkhurst 
William Rockman 
Dan 1 Redden 
Benj m Crane 
Silas Cook 
Isaac Bail 
James Ely 
Sayrs Gardner 
Dan 1 Taylor 
James Money 
And w B riant 
Dau ! Potter 
Jacob Boss 
Tho" Giklersleves 
Ab"> Clark 
Noah Scudder 
Smith Scudder 
Dan 1 Boss 
William Gardner 
Moses Tiehenor 
Ziba Toinkins 
Joseph Man 
Levy Lion 
Davis Kiibori 
Thp» Freeman 
Icliabod Harrison 
Jonas V Smith 
Jmeas Hedclen 
A roil Allen 
Eiia* Frilly 
I>nu» Woolkocks 
W -■' Briggs 
Jfem.s Hanison 
St*-. ha Condit 



Cant 11 
Lieut 1 

Do. 

Cornett 

Cornet 

QtoMastSerg 1 

Sergent 

. . Ditto .. 

. . Ditto . . 

Corporal 

Ditto. 

Ditto. .. 

Trumpeter 

Farrior 

Private 

.. Do .. 



[Comraence- 
i raent of 

j Service kc. 

| 10 Sep'" | 
10 Ditto I 
15 th Ditto! 
1 10 th Ditto! 
! 23 Oct' ! 
■: 10 Sept r I 
I 10 Ditto 
| 10 Ditto 
I 10 Ditto 
10 Ditto 
10 Ditto 
! do. Do. 

Do. 

Do.. 

Do.. 

Do.. 

Do.. 

Do.. 

Do.. 

Do.. 



! Do 
jDo. 
IDo. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
il)o. 
Do.. Do. 
!Do.. Do. 
|Do.. Do. 
jDo.. Do.. 
Do.. Do., 
Do.. Do., 
Do.. Do.. 
Do.. Do.. 
Do.. Do- 
Do.. Do.. 
Do.. Do.. 
Do.. Do.. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
IDo. 



, Do.. 

Do.. 
, Do., 
, Do., 
. Do. 

Do. 
Nov 



Expiration 

of 
Service &c. 

81 Decein r 
Ditto 
Ditto 

15 Septr 

31 Dec r 
. .Ditto... 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do- .. 
.. Do. .. 

22 Oct' 
31 5t Decm r 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. . 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
..Do. . 

. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
..Do. . 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
.. Do. .. 
16 Oct* 
'6V l Deem 
.. Do. .. 



Remarks. 



■Appointed Oct^S^ 170- 



Furloughed Nov 4th 1 793 
Promoted Oct 23 rd 1794 



left sick at Pittsburgh 



Furlousrh'd Nov 1- P 



left sick at Bedford 
left to nurse Prilly 
Discharge 16 th Oct r 1791 

Joined at Pitt-burgh 20 Xov 
Ditto 2t D° 25 st Novim- 



I do hereby certify that I have inspected 

above Pay Roll and find it accurate 
-rrors excepted. Ben Williamson Major 



William Steele 
Cap'' in the P" c Squadron 
1 Keg' Jersey Cavalry 



30 



New Jersey Cavalry in the U. $. Army, 



TJr 



an . 



The following Roll having accompanied the others into onr pos- 
session, we think that this company was also, wholly or in part, 
composed of ^Sew Jersey men : 

Muster Roll of a Company of Light Infantry under the Commai d of 
Cap 1 B d Hanlon in the Service of the United Stated Commanded by Co 1 
Johnathan Furman the 21 Sept — when mustered Dec r 9ch 179-1 



j 




Date of Appoint- 


v Keniark.- imi 


Names. 


Rank. 


ment or 






Enlistm't. 
from 18 th Sept. 94 


Bernard Hanlon 


Captain 


Hanlon 


Israel Stevens 


Lieut 


do. 13 Sept. 


Stevens 


Charles -"Maries 


Lieut 


do. 13 Sept. 


Lieut, in the Six 


1 








Month Sen ice 17 










Nov 


John C. Hummell 


Sergeant 


do. 


Hummell 


Samuel R. Stewart 




do. 


Promoted BrigQ.M. 




do. 




i 21 st Sept. 


Joseph Moore 


do. 


do. 


Moore 


John Brearley 


do. 


do. 


Brearley 


Benj u Smith jun r 




' ' ' " 


Smith' in place of Samuel 
R. Stewart Prom. 










21«* Sept. 


James M c Graw 


Corporal 


do. 


McGraw 




Jacob Edmunds 


do. - 


do. 


Edmunds 




James Clinton 


do. — 


do. 


Clinton 




William Cassedy 


do. — 


do. 




Enlisied in the Six 
month service 20 
Nov. 


James Sherry 


Music k 




Sherry 




Drummer 










Barny Harriot Fifer 






Harriot 




Aaron How ell 




D° 


Promoted Brig. Con- 










ductor 21 st Sept. 


Benj Smith pro 


moted a 


Sergt.the21Sep t 


1794 




Nathan Burrows 






sick absen t at fort Segauier. 


Vangoland Luff burgh 






sick absen t at do. 


Nathan Moore 






Moore 




James Biles 






Biles 




Benjamin Armitage 






sick absen t at do. 


William Waters 






Waters 




John Camell 






Camell 




Nathan Sears 






Sears 




Thomas Gerton 






Gerton 


. 


Robert Satcher 






Satcher 




Joseph McCully 








sick absent at do. 


Joseph Reed 






Reed 




George Smith 






Smith 




James Sibbit 






Sibbit 




Job Clayton 






Clayton 




Cornelias Brooks 








do. sick at Trenton 


Thomas Maries 






Maries 




Reynolds Ireton 






Iretou 


sick present 


Samuel Morris 






Morris 




Joseph Johnston 






Johnston 




William Wilkersou 






Wilkerson 




Joshua Stiles 






Stiles 




Joseph Fort 






Fort 




Ryner Swem 






Swem 




John Pane 






Pane 




Francis Sweeny 






Sweeny 




David Minser 






Minser 


! 

i 



1893.1 Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrooh and others, 



ox 



- ■ - - - - 




Date of Appoint- 


Names 
Present. 


Remarks and 


Names. 


Rank. 


ment or 


Alteration- sine the 






Enlistm't. 


lasl Muster. 


J< -• pli Alton 






Anon 




/. hulon Collins 






Collins 




Mathrii llaxster 






Baxster 




I!- ;li n »yl 






Boyl 




J< "■..;: ! Vinson 








do. at Greensbu] 


Wiliiai i Grittiu 








do. at Pittsburgh. 


C, rirl I')avi3 






Davis 




.] rhn Stout 








do. at Beading. 


,7 a .-.];. Macliett 






Machett 




-.. Smith 




Enlisted in the 


Sixmonth 


Service 20 th Nov. 


1 Si lith 




do 


. . . do. . . . 




n rock 




do 


...do. ... 




Abncr Smith 




do 


! . . . do. . . . 


.... do do. 



Carlisle the 9 th December 1794. - Mustered present one Cap 1 , one Lieut. 
four Serg te ,. three Corporals, two Music aud twenty eight Privates. 

J. Mentges, Insptr. 



LETTERS OF COL. THOMAS WESTBROOK 
AND OTHERS, 

RELATIVE TO INDIAN AFFAIRS IN MAINE. 

Communicated by William Blake Trask, A.M., of Dorchester, Mass. 

[Continued from Vol. XLVL, page 365.] 

J have enclosed a "Warr* to the Commanding Officers of the Marching 
Companies to deliver to you thirty Men. You will see that they be good 
Men & well arm'd & fitted, & after a short Refreshm 1 at fort George You 
must march with them up Amerescoggin River in Quest of the Enemy, 
taking with you Cp l Joseph Bane to command under you & as a Skilful 
Pilot fur this Service, And the said Cp* Bane is order'd to attend you ac- 
cordingly. You must take with you as much Provision as you can con- 
veniently carry, & march as high up the River as possible Sc if you can 
find do Tracks or Signs of Indians on that River or the Branches of it, 
J ou must cross over to Kennebeck River if it be practicable (of which you 
will be best able to judge) & march down that Kiver to Richmond. Let 
your Motions be performed with great Silence & Secrecy, & be patient in 
Lying wait for the Enemy in such Places where it is probable the} will 
pass: If any Opportunity of Service may Present that may require a 
different Rout I have here directed You have my Leave to proceed ac- 
cordingly. 

I lay very great Stress upon y" Seeking out y e Enemy y l may bee in 
that river at this Juncture. I expect that you perform some notable service 
as may be expected from two such good & experienced officers. 

li you are of opinion that you may not be safely spared from your Gar- 
nj *° n r - at tms Season, I order that Cap* Bean have the Command & p'cure 
•' T ' ".i [&] instructions, & Hee shall u.ke Some Sutable good officer to Com- 
mand under Him. 



32 Letters of Col. Thomas Westb rook and others. [Jan. 

M r Trescot is the bearer hereof whom I Appoint for the Third Officer in 
this March And in Case You don't go Your Selfe lie is to be the Second. 

I have Order'd Cpt. Giles & Cpt Bane with a Detachm* of 30 Men fi 
the Marching Companies to go in Quest of the Indians upon Amerescoggin 
River & Parts adjacent: If this should meet you at Casco or thereabi 
You will see that this Matter be expedited. 

I Can't be of any other opinion but there has been a great Neglect in the 
Officers at Falrn . That a Scout was not immediately sent to ly for s< 
Days about the dead Bodies of the Indians W ch being upon a Cam ing 
Place It was highly probable the other six Indians would pass that Way. 
I desire you woidd strictly examine into this Matter & find where the Fault 
lies, for I am much ashamed that there should be so little of a Spirit an 
the Officers to make any brisk Attempts upon the Enemy. W :J such proper 
occasions offer I will find out officers, if it be possible, of some Spirit. 

You must Order that the Muster Rolls of the sev 11 Companies be made 
up as soon as may be, that they be ready to pass upon the first Sitting of 
the Court. You must not let too many of the Captains or Subalterns be 
off from their Posts at a time., but the Clerks or one of the Sergeants of 
the sev 11 Companies may- bring up the Rolls, & make Oath to them. 

The Enemy being now about. The Frontiers must be carefully protected. 
& the Marching Forces be upon constant Duty in the Woods. & if any 
demure should hapen that requires the oilicer to Clear up I shall p'mitt 
them to Come downe w ch they will have time enough to doe if they make 
up their muster rolls forthwith, w ch may bee done directly as fair as the 
Elect. Day. 

I have no direct application from Coll. Harman or Lu' Jaques to a dis- 
miss 11 which is proper in such Cases, & tho' they are good officers I Will 
keep them from better opportunityes for their advantage. If there should 
bee any other vessell & Company then what are allready in the Service 
apointed to protect the Fishery, I shall bee glad y r Coll. Harmans serve. 

Sir, By the Hon b ' e the Lieut. Gov r . 

These are to direct the several Commanding Officers of the three 
Marching Companies or of such of the said Company as are at or near 
Casco Bay forthwith to detach out of them such a Number of Men from 
each as shall make up in the whole, thirty effective Men to be deliver'd to 
Cpt. John Gyles, who is to command the said Party upon a Particular 
Service, for which he will receive my Instructions. 

[Military orders. Handwriting of Secretary 
Endorsed: Letter to Col Westbrook. Willard.] 

Do. to Cap 1 Gyles. 
April 27, 1725. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 158, 159. 



Worshipful Sir, 

These are informing you that by the noice of such a great number 
of guns which we hear in the woods hard by us killing the cattle, as we 
supose, we understand there are a great number of the Indians in the place. 
and we are mightily afrayed haveing to few soldiers, and the inhabitants 
utterly refuses, unanimously, to watching and to asist us in such a strait, we 
therefor earnestly desire you would be pleased as you are a civil magistrate cV 
we iutreat you to sympathize with tts in useing some present method to 
oblige the inhabitants, if possible, to watching and asist us in this so perilous 



1803.] Letters of CoL Thomas Westbrooh and others \ 33 

Ume, under such eminent and imiuent danger. Dear kind Sir, we repose 
much confidence in your favour and speedy care of us and oblige and help. 

Sir 
Black point Your humble servants 

April 23, 1725. Hugh Henry minister. 

Nai h. \.n Knight. 
Sir, I urge the favour to deliver the inclosed at your convenience. 
Superscribed — To Captain Gray 

Casco 
Mass. Arch. 52: 161. these 



Falmouth May The 4 th 172.' 



■j. 
May It Please Your Hon r 

The Inclosed is what I rec d This day From the Minister of Black 
Point, and the Serg* of The Garrison Their. This I thought my duty To 
Acquaint your IIon rs of. Cpt Bourn is Bound to Boston With Some Lett" 
From Coll. Westbrooke, "Which prevents, My Fu[r]ther Inlargement. 

I am Hon d S r your most 
Superscribed: — Hum ble Ser' Command 

on His Maj dea Service. John Gray. 

To The Hon ble William Dummer 
Esq. Lieu 1 Governour of the Massachusetts Bav &c. Boston. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 164. 



May it Please y r Hon r 

You will see by the two Acc t3 Accompanys this, that the Indians 
are down upon us in great numbers. I am sending to L* Coll Harmon 
and the Officers on the Frontiers to Muster what men they can to meet 
them, but they being at Such a Distance fear it will be to little purpose; 
being in hast cannot Enlarge. 

I am you Hon™ most Dutifull Humb 1 Serv* 

Tho b Westbrook. 
Mass. Arch. 52: 163. 

Falm May y e 4 th 1725. 
May it Please your Hon* 

I rec d your Hon 13 Orders p r En s Triscott who coming by Cape Por- 
poise, last Saturday, with four men. was fired on by a party of Nine or Ten 
Indians. Triscott is shott through the Thigh and through the Ankle; two 
of the men with him had the Stocks of their Guns shott. They imme- 
diately made up a party of about twenty four men, some Soldiers, some 
Inhabitants, and some Fishermen from Cape Porpoise & follow'd them, but 
could not come up with them. 

As to sending Capt Gyles thirty men just now, I cannot possibly make 
them up, all the Marching Forces & sundry from the Garrisons being 
already Employ'd in your Hon rs particular Orders, as your Hon r will plainly 
see by comparing the State of the Army I now send with your Hon" Or- 
ders. As soon as I can call oil" such a part I shall immediately send them. 
Ihe Enemy is certainly down on us in considerable Numbers, so that we 
have as much as we can do to keen the weak parts of our Frontiers from 
S-hcir Incursions. I have ask'd the Officers of Falm the reason why they did 

VOL. XL VII. 4 



34 Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and oth rs. 



did not make up a Party and lye by the dead bodies of the In liatis. XL ir 

Answer is, they did not hear of it till six da; * aft. . i I Dot 

more than seven or eight, hours before the En*& iy -> down • I 
kill'd two men, and the place where y c dead : dies lay ■ 
from them, so considering the Enemy's being amongst tin i 
safe to march so far from their several Garrisons, f r 11 -i ill So ul ■■: that 
Juncture, drawn out, wou'd have very much expos'd thei . thei N . ■ r not 
being above five or six in a Garrison, and the Garrison very scattering. As 
to the marching Forces and sundry of the Garrisons thev'ai tly in 

the Woods, in sundry small Scouts, and are faithfull in their Duties by what 
I hear from them from time to time. 

I shall Direct the Officers to prepare their Rolls as 1 >t as they can. 
I am Your Hon" most Dutiful Sei 
' Tiio" Westbrook. 

Capt Bourn being indispos'd, and desirous to wait on your Hon r I have 
permitted him to carry the Express for its more speedy Arrival. If your 
Hon 1 shou'd be at Newberry in a short time I wou'd be glad to have leave 
to wait on You there for a few hours. 

Mass. Arch. 52. 165. 



II* Mavl725. 

\ Sir, 

This Came by [ ~| & I hope this Will finde you 

diligently Imploy'd in Enlisting & getting your Men ready for their Em- 
barcation. Capt Homan Carried you £50 for bounty Money for so many 
Men & I desire you'3 Exert your self so as to gett your Full number, tho' 
you should go as farr as the Vineyard to make them up; but 1 hope there 
will be no need of that. Gett them on Bordas soon as possible, & when it 
shall please God you arrive safe with them at Falmouth you are to take 
Coll 1 Westbrooks order for your further proceeding. See that the Men be 
well used & well disciplined. I shall be well Pleased to have Leu : Diinock 
£rst Lieu t & you must have a second Leu 1 w ch will bee appointed you when 
you gett to your Rendezvous. I aave nothing more at p'sent but to reco- 
mend to you all Possible dispatch. 

Cap 1 Bourne Yr [ ] 

Mass. Arch. 52. 166, 167. 



I [Names in the Muster Roll of the Company in his Majesty's Service 

under the Command of Jeremiah Moulton, Captain, from Jan. 18 to May 

j 11, 1725. For other information see the original.] 

Jeremiah Moulton, Capt. York John Dill, York 

Solomon Pike. Leiut. Portsmouth David Welch, York 

Wili m Card, Ensign, York William Mograge, York 

Isaac Powers, Sergt. Ipswich Aron Knap, Watertowne 

Benj a Burden, Do. Watertowne Ephrem Ayers, York 

Michall Chapman, Corp 11 Ipswich Danieil Green. York 

Robert Lambort, Do. York John Parkor, York 

Rich d Brawn, York Sam 11 Williams, Lyn 

Edmund Black, Topsfield David Tomass, Capean 

Michall Coffin, Topsfield Petter Mathews, York 

Thorn* Boothbey, Hamton Wymon Bradburey, Salsburey 



1893.] Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others. 



Natli 11 Chapman, Ipswich 


Samuel Webber, York 


Benf Win tie, Do 


Benj a Astin. York 


Andrew Wittum, York 


Joseph Young, York 


John Ingorson, Lyn 


John Dauis, Oyster Riuer 


James Bragdon, York, Serv* to Cap 1 


Thomas Groton, Jabaceo 


Monlton 


Dauid Tyler, serg, York 


Philip Hall, Kittrey 


Andrew Wittum, sent 1 omited Last 


Simon George, Natick 


Rolle 


Nathan Peas, Sandigo, 


Petter Mathews, York, omited Last 


Serv 1 to Maj r Gorham 


Rolle 


Andrew Baxter, Dedham, Serv 4 to y e 


Natk 11 Bigsbey, York, omited 1 


Rev d Baxter 


Rolle 



Boston June 1 st 1725, 

Errors Excepted p r David Tyler. 

June 9 th 1725. Resolved that. Two hundred and fifty six pounds, eight 
shillings & three pence be paid to the officers a^soldi^ia fi&p&Q nairu - are 
born on the within roll. A olj 1 3TG 

Mass. Arch, 91, 134, 135. 



May it Please y r Honour 

I receiv'd your letter of the fc 
wherein your Hon r orders me to give 
scout whom your Hon* calls Eight* 



Falm°. May 17 th 1725. 

cth Currant on the 15 th of the same 
particular account of the black point 



m mei 



if 



•o my Clark ha; 



made a 



mistake in Coppying, for there was but Eight men and most of them In- 
habitants, so that there was no officer with them but a Soldier or two to go 
with them to look their cattle. As to the men in Falmouth I immediately 
drew out all that I could Judge was proper, which did not exceed Twenty, 
and sent Capt. Bourn & Leiu' Dominicus Jordan. I did not give them 
orders to pur-sue the enemy let their numbers be what they would, but left 
them to their own Judgments, according to what discovery they should 
make, knowing they had behav'd themselves very well when they had an 
Opportunity on the enemy, and are reputed men of Courage, and by the 
Accts they had from Black Point people, and Mitchels and Spurwink 
Garrisons, they were a considerable number as I acquainted your IIon r 
before, and by what discovery they made by the Indian Tracks, they could 
not Judge themselves to be a number sufficient to follow them. I do 
assure your Hon 1 ". I did not leave more than three men in a Garrison with 
the Inhabitants and Soldiers for their Defence, which was as little as pos- 
sible could be left In as much as the place where they were burning our 
houses and killing our Cattle was not less then Eleven or Twelve Miles 
through the Woods the nighest way wee could get to them. 
I humbly subscribe my 
selfe your Hon'* most Dutiful! Servant 

TH0 s WESTIiROOK, 

Mass. Arch, 52, 176. 



Falmouth May 1' 



1< 



May it please your Honour, 

I ree'd your Hon" orders of the Eleventh Currant and shall 
Endeavour when I have rec d the recruits to Improve them in the best 



36 Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others. [Jan. 

manner I canto Intercept and destroy the Enemy & follow youi Hon" 
orders. 

Capt. Bean arriv'd here from York the 15 th Currant. I immediately 
dispatcht him to Capt Gyles with directions that nothing may be m glected 
relateing the march on Amuscoggin haveing before sent the Quot i of men 
Pursuant to your Hon" orders. I have since that made up a Scout of 
Twenty Eight Men, soldiers and Inhabitants, whom I sent out the Six- 
teenth at night under the Command of Lieut Dominicus Jordan, diligently 
to search the most likely places on the backs of the Towns., from this place 
to Saco Salmon Falls, and intend to continue & strengthen them with more 
men as soon as possible, if your Hon" orders do not call them . these 
being the places the Enemy chiefly aim'd at both last Summer & this. 
I am your Hon" most 

Dutifull Humb 1 Servt. 

Tho 3 Westbrook. 

P.S. I herewith send y r Hon r a Journal of our Proceedings Since I left 
Boston. I have not yet rec d the recruits. T. W. 
Falm May 20 th 1725. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 117. 



Falm May 21, 1725. 

May it please your Hon r 

Lieut Dominicus Jordan (who I inform'd of in mine of the Seven- 
teenth), is returned about three a Clock, and informs that he Tract Two 
parties of Indians that came out of the Country & return'd in two parties. 
The least of their paths were much larger then what his Scout made, who 
consisted of thirty two men, haveing added four to this Scout since my last. 
Wee Judge that the greatest part of the Enemy are drawn some Distance 
back, on the great Rivers, this being their time to fish for Salmon & other 
fish up the fresh Rivers on which the Indians yearly make a fishing voyage. 
Our wiuter scouts discovered sundry of their fishing places on Saco, Pesom- 
scott & Amuscoggin Rivers where they made large Quan^' 5 last Summer. 
The new recruits are not yet come, notwithstanding wee have had so many 
Westerly winds. As soon as they arrive, if Arm'd, I will endeavour to visit 
6ome of their fishing places. 

I have since my last, examin'd Henery McKenny relateing the Indians 
he saw when he burnt the Houses at Black Point, and charg'd him to relate 
no more then he could give his Oath to. He attests that he told betwen 
Thirty & Forty on the plain Marsh from the Ferry Garrison where he was 
on his Guard in the Watch Box, and at the same time there were others 
scattered fireing the houses up and Down. 

I am your Hon" most 

Dutifull Humb 1 Servant, 

THO 8 WKtTBROOK. 

P.S. I have permitted Ebenezer Nutting, the Armourer, to wait on y r 
Hon r he wanting sundry Tools. I think it of absolute necessity that he be 
sent down again as soon as possible, sundry of our Arms being cut oi Repair. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 183. T. W. 



Much Honoured s r I, your Humble Petitioner, belonging to Capt in 
Samuel Hincks, at Fort Mary in Biddiford, Do Humbly Desire your Hon- 



1893.] Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others. 37 

ours favour to Dismiss me from the Fort, because if it may be your EFon< 
Pleasure, I would get into Capt Jordans Company. I am Honoured -•' your 
Most Humble Dutifull and Obedient Servant, Richard Davis. 

Biddeford, May 21. 1725. 

Mass. Arcb. 52: 18G. 



Sir, 

Jt being highly probable that the Indians of Penobscot will speedily 
be out in the vessels they took last Summer from the English & will : 
the Eastern Coast to the great Disturbance & Loss of those concerned in 
the Fishery ; 

I desire you to draw out of your Ships Comp a fifty of your ablest Men to 
proceed East so far as Passamaqody or the Mouth of S* Croix River, in 
two small Vessels provided for that Purpose, to be under the Command of 
your Lieuten* & such Officer (for the other vessel) as you shall think fit to 
appoint. Let them keep near the Shoar, & look into the Harbours & Bays 
among the Islands as they go along, more especially at Pemaquid, P( nob- 
scot, Fox Island & Mount Desert Bays, the Mouth of Petit Rivei <£ 
Passamaquody, & Endeavour to get Intelligence of the Enemy & Decoy 
them by Sounding for Fish, Concealing their Men & such other Methods as 
are proper for that End, And by all possible Means to find out, suppress Cc 
destroy the Indian Enemy as well as any Pirates that may, haply, be on 
the Coast at this Time. And for their Encouragem 1 they will have One 
Hundred Pounds for each scalp of a Male Indian above twelve years old, 
& for other Scalps, & Prisoners the highest Premium the Law Allows. 

Notwithstanding the Direction before mentioned I do n't limit you as to 
the Extent of Coast for this Cruise, But leave it to you & the Discretion 
of your Officer how far East he may proceed. In which he must govern 
himself according to the Intelligence he may meet. 

If he shall hear of the Enemy on Shoar Let him Land such a Number 
of his Comp a as he shall judge fit to ambush or p'sue them. And particu- 
larly, I think it advisable that they ly some Time in Ambush on the 
Western Point of a small Island at the Mouth of Petit River, within two 
Leagues of Machias, the usual Passage of the Indians from Passamaquody 
& S* John's River to Penobscot, For more particular Information in these 
Matters your Officer had best consult the Pilots. 

This Cruise may be for Forty Days, or if Circumstances shall be such as 
to give great Prospects of doing Service let them stay out longer. 

Boston, May 24, 1725. I am (Sir) 

Cap 4 Cornwall. 

P.S. Lett your Lieut. Advise Coll. bowcett, L' Gov' of Annapolis, of 
his Cruize If he meet with an Opportunity of Sending to him. [Military 
Orders. Hand-writing of Secretary Willard J 

Mass. Arch. o2: 188-190. 



[A letter from Samuel Hincks to Gov. Dummer. dated Fort Mary, 25 
May 1725, says — " This comes with Expresses to y r Honour from Col° 
Westbrook. 

I can't inform y T Hon T any Thing more but what offers here; one tarbox 
Lost a son by 9 Indians on our Plains [ ] Dayes since ec Carried of 

his Scalp, We, alarmed yesterday, Knew not y e occasion the Day before, 

VOL. XL VII. 4* 



38 



Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [Jan 



for seing y e Indians <& in such parcels, They appear at Every place; thev 
Discover themselves, I believe, in order to Know our strength, that w j mav 
issue out, and as I Informed y r Honour before, we wane men to march, for 
now, as well as other times I have ventered to Lend two or three, to Carrj 
& forward Expresses which hope I don't offend in." 

He says, that he has no clerk, neither any man in bis fort who kn ;.. • 
any thing about his affairs. And yet lie says, that bis fort is guarded and 
he can defend it if assaulted. " Y r Hon 1 will not blame me if I do come." 

Much that follows is obscure, caused by the fading of the ink. 

He mentions his wife, and his interest at Portsmouth. 

"Wherefore, tho' I neglect no duty, J hope y r Hon r wil Consider these 
things and give Leave to y r Humble servant."] 

Mass. Arch. 52: 191. 



May it Plese your Hon r 

I bane Sent in my Role by Ensi gD John Carleyle to attest, he hath 
Sarued y r Hon 1 & his Country all most foure years, a man of Good Report 
with us. beloved by all. I pray your Hon" fauour toward him. 

S r If you plese to Lett him haue Leu" Jaques post it's uery a Greeable 
to Me & my Company. Leu" Jaques hath deuoted him selfe to the fishery 
at y T Leue. 

S r My Company by Dismissions &c. Runaways, sum Turned into other 
Companys &c. sum Scatred to the farthest part of y e Est, I Can Make bus 
Thirty, & we are Scouting Continually. My Men, at this time, are up 
Saco Riuer. 

I should be Glad with a Sutable Number to uisit the Indiens lied qurters 
but to Submission. 

Pray S r Giue me Leve to uisit Boston sum time in June on My one 
priuit affairs, if it be but two days. 

S r nothing New. Your Honour, I hope, hath a Good Representitiue 
from York this year. With Most Humble Duty am S r y or Hon'* 

Most obedient Ser rt 

York, May 26 th 1725. Johnson Harmon. 

To ye Hon rbIe William Dummer Esq &c. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 192. 

[To be continued.] 



ABSTRACTS OF THE WILLS OF THE M ATHEE FAMILY, 

PEOVED IN THE CONSISTORY COURT AT 

CHESTER FROM 1573 TO 1650. 

By J. Paul Rylands, Esq., F.S.A., of Birkenhciid, England. 

Samuel Clark, in his account of "The Life and Death of M r 
Richard Mather who dyed Anno Christi 1669," says: — "Richard 
Mather was born in a Village called Lowton, situate in the Parish 
of Winwick in the County of Lancaster, Anno Christi 1596. His 
parents Thomas and Margaret Mather were of ancient families in 



1893.] Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 30 

Lowton aforesaid; but by reason of some unhappy Mortgages, they 
were reduced into a low condition in regard to their outward estate." 

Much has been written about Richard Mather and his descendants : 
but very little, is known of his forefathers, who were probably 
resident in Lancashire for several centuries, as the name occurs in 
early documents as Madur, Madowr, dec. The family does not 
appear to have been of sufficient importance socially to attract the 
attention of the Heralds at their visitations, although Cotton Mather 
states that the armorial bearings of his family were Ermine, on a 
fesse wavy Azure three, lions rampant Or; Crest : — On the trunk 
of a tree lying fesseways Vert, a lion sejant Or; bearings which 
are also attributed to Madder of the County of Stafford in Burke's 
"General Armory," 

It was with a view of adding something to the family history of 
the Mathers that, a number of years ago, I made a series of* genealo- 
gical abstracts from the wills at Chester, in conjunction with the late 
Mr. Charles Bridger ; and the abstracts then made have been re- 
cently supplemented by others made by Mr. William Fergusson 
Irvine of Birkenhead, thus forming a complete series from the vear 
1573 to the year 1G50. Unfortunately these wills do not. so far as 
I am aware, increase our knowledge of Richard Mather's ancestry, 
but they may help to bring some new facts to light from other 
sources ; and in the hope that this will be the case I offer them to 
the New-England Historic Genealogical Society. For the same 
reason 1 will allude to the marriage of Ralph Rylands, then of 
Westhoughton, but afterwards of Culeheth in the parish of Win- 
wick, yeoman (who died in November, 1633), and Mary Mather of 
the parish of Win wick, which was solemnized at Deane Church, 25 
May, 1613 (Transcripts at Chester). This Mary, in her will, 
proved at York 20 November, 1646, desires "to bee buried at my 
parishe Church of Winwicke in my ancestors buriall [place] and 
neare unto Raphe Rylandes my late husband " ; and I have \ery 
little doubt that she was a relative, probably a near one, of Richard 
Mather, the "Pilgrim Father,''* because her place of burial suggests 
that she was one of the Lowton Mathers, and also because her hus- 
band, being a man well-to-do in the world, would be likely to choose 
his wife from the better educated branch of the Mather family. 
Their third son Ralph, who was born in 1622, was living with Henry 
Mather at Culeheth in 1641, and, on 19 May, 1644, he married 
Alice Mather at the chapel of Newchurch in Winwick parish ; Alice 
was, perhaps, Henry's daughter, and a relative of her husband. 

It is also worth noting that Margaret Byrom, of Lowton, widow 
of Henry Byrom, in her will, dated 18 April, 1648, mentions her 
son Henry, her sister Jane Green, her sister Anne, wife of Roger 
-^ate, and her brother Richard Mather. 

An entry in Warrington Parish Registers of the baptism, on 9 
December, 1610, of " Christian, daughter of George Mather, Gent.," 



40 Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [Jan. 

shows that the wills at Chester do not give all the contemporary 
information that could be desired. Probably, when the Record 
Society of Lancashire and Cheshire carries out its intention of print- 
ing the early Marriage Licences, which begin in the year 1608, 
shall know more of the history of the Mathers of Lowton and their 
alliances, and so obtain a clue which will lead us to other fields for 
investigation. 

Elianor Mather, of lace, near Whan, Widow, 1573. 

xiii. dale of August 1573. I Elianor Mather widowe, beiDg sicke & 

weake in bodie, but praised bee god of good & perfecte Remembrance, do 
make this my laste will & testament in mannere & forme following — fii 
& cheerlie I bequeath my soule into the hands of Ahnightie God, ere — my 
bodie to be buried in my Parishe Charehe as nighe to my late husbai. 
may conveniently be done. And as for my worklie goodes which God etc. 
Firstly. I bequeath unto my sonne Chrofer Mather my best fetker bedde 
& bolstar, one pillowe & one matteresse belouginge to said bedde. one 
cou'iet [coverlet] etc etc. & one panne of pewter. Item. I give unto Adam 
Bancke all the come nowe growing in the higher heye Cc my plows & har- 
rowe, one of my hoggs, & halfe a bushel! of make & a wyndle of meale. 
Item: I give unto my god daughter Elian 1 Bancke one acre of ote [oats] 
growinge in the Emmefeld. Unto ray daughter Elizabeth Penningtn one 
other acre and to Xpofer Bancke & Thomas Bancke, one other acre with 
corne. Item : I give unco my saide sonne Chrofer Mather three of my eldest 
kyne, & the rest of my kye & eattel I give unto the saide Elian 1 Bancke. 
Item. To Jeiiitt Laythwatt one payre of shets one cou'iet & one Blanckett. 
All the rest of my householde stuffs & implements I give unto the said Elen 
Bancke. Small bequests to William Cartwrighte <& John Burscoughe. 
My bedgowne & best ha tie to my dau. Elizabeth Penyngtn. Item: To 
Richard Reyner & John Michell vi yardes of flaxen clothe, and to the chil- 
dren of Chrofer Mather vi yardes of the same clothe. Item : I give unto 
S r Raufe Stotte, clerke xiii 3 . iiii d . and to S r Thomas Baron ni\ iiii d . I 
ordaiue & make my said sonne Chrofer Mather & Adam Bancke the Exe- 
cutor of this my laste Will & Testament. Overseers. James Bradshaw & 
Roger Hyndeley unto whom I give iii s iiii a . apeece. 
Witnesses : James Bradshawe 

Roger Hyndley 

Robert Gerrarde withe others. 
Hec sunt debit o. mini decent 



Imprimis : 


Richarde Hauirhton 


X s . 


Item 


William Haddoeke 


v a . 


" 


John Higham 


xix d . 


a 


John Burscoughe 


vi'. viii d . 


%t 


William Man 


viii d . 


u 


John Laythwatt for rente. 


v\ 


a 


Olyu' [Oliver] Man 


ii-'. vii d 


a 


John Molyneux 


iv*. 



A true inyentorie of ':ill goodes etc of Elianor Slather of luce. Praised 
by John Hyndley, William Ince, Rauffe Perpoyne & Jas. Morrys, taken 
23 August 1573. 



1693.] Abstracts of Wills of (he Mather Family. 41 

Item, come in the felde [ ? 

Item, iii acres of ote in emmefelde iiii ; . 

Item, one acre of bailie pease & ote xxvi'. i\ d . 

etc etc. Summa Totalis xli 11 . x\ ii d . 

Item. I owe unto William Molyneux iii". iiii d . 

Ton dorso is written]. Expences at the buriall & the p'bat of the tista- 
meut. 

Item. — paide for a mortuary 

Item. — paid unto the prests clarks & ) ,. , ... d 
for other charges at the burialle ) 

Item: paide for provinge of the will. . 

Proved 6 Sept. 1573, by Adam Banks. 

Richard Mather, of Orford, near Warrington, 1576. 

In the name of God Amen. — the twentieth daie of April in ye yeare of 
our Lorde God etc etc one thousand live hundred & seventy-sixe — I Richard 
Mather, of Orforthe in the parish of Waningtn in the Coimtie of Lancastre 
husbandman doe make this etc. — leaves his bodie to be buried " in the 
Parish Church or churcheyarde " [of Warrington] " at the descrecion of my 
executors & friends." After payment of debts & funeral expenses his pro- 
perty to be divided " equallie betweene Ellyn my lovinge wyfe, Henry my 
son & Jane Mather my daughter " " and the saide children & goodes to be 
at the rule & gou'mente of the saide Ellyn my weyfe untyll they come to 
bee of lawfull yeres of descrecion" " if either of my children die in their 
mmoritie," share to be ;i equallie divided between my wyfe Oc tlie othere 
childe." Henry & Jane my said children to be Executors. " William 
Ashton gentleman, & Thomas Mather my brother" appointed "ouseers 
for ye true execution of this my laste will & Testament." 

Witnesses : W 1U Ashton. Lawrence Clerk. 

Thos Mather. Seth Lawton. 

Hamlet owen. John Ashton. 

John Erlam. with others. 

Hee sunt debit que ego pred ts Richardus Mather debeo. 

Imprimis: I owe to Thomas Penkethmanof Warrington ) .... , r „ 1 -, 

L , .. - , => > mi mke marks 

mi] barrelles oi hennge ) L J 

Hec sunt debetaque mihi debentur. 

Imprimis: Hughe Leche of Avonley [Alvanley] in the 

Countie of Chester husbandm for lynnen 

clothe of me had & boughte the summe of 

Item : John Page of Waringtou oethe me for sackecloth 

Item: Rieharde Lyon & James finch e 

suertie to me for him. 
Item: John Bolton of Robae [Roby] oethe 

me for clothe to this daie 
Item : George Paynter of Newton 
Item : John Sadler of Warrington 
Item : Rob* Spencer of Warrington 
Item: Giiu' Southworth 
Item : M res Sibell Burche, widowe 
Item : Randle Yate oethe me 
Item ; Ellis ap John 
Item : M r Bailiffe of Werington 



xnr. 


viu a 


XX 8 . 




xjsaii*. 




hV. 




ii 8 . 


vi d 


xxvii*. 




iv 8 . 


vi d . 


XXVI s . 


viii d 


iii 8 . 




iv 8 . 


viii d . 


xvii 8 . 




iii 8 . 


ix d 



42 Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [Jan. 

Jtem : John Owen oethe mo v'. 

Item: Edmund Griffye als Ivie [?] xx. ! . 
Item: Hughe Stirrop of Newton oethe me & 

M r Bailiffe suertie for the half thereof xviii*. ix l . 

Item: James Hanes [?] of Bud worth F r ishe vii\ 
Item: The Executors or Admin' 1 of W ia Hulme 

late of Burtonwood iv*. 
Item: Edmund Wrightm unpayde in 

parte for clothes [cloths] xv\ 

Inventorie praissed 29 April [1576] by Robert Holbroke, Thomas 
Smyth, John Clarke, & Seathe Law ton. 

Samma totalis clxvi 1 '. xvii". vi d . 

Roger Mather, of Leigh, Lancashire, li>82. 

Roger Mather of the Parish of Leigh, 3 March 1582. To be buried 
at Leigh.* Wife Katherine. "To little Roger Mather one great brasse 
potto/"' My 5 children. Exors, Win Boydell, & James blather my son. 
Witnesses : James Corlesse, Edward Corlesse John Hoicroft J unr. 

The debts mention : — 

My son Henry Mather, John Batesbie, 

Edward Fliteroffc, Wm. Risleye, 

James Halle, Jas Corlesse, 

My daur Ann Mather, Wm Boydell, 

Jboane Boydell, Nicholas Mosse, 

Oumuraye Birchshooe [Birchall], Wm, Bayrume, [Byrom] 

Geoffrey Strange, John Hoicroft. 

Inventory by John Mosse, Roger Flitcrofte, James Corlesse, Wm. Moyle, 
£10..9..7. Proved 24 April, 1582. 

Symond Mather, of West Leigh, Lancashire, 1588. 

Symond Mather of Westleigh,f yeoman, 18 April 30 Eliz. [1588] 
Was old. To be buried in the middle of the parish Church of Leigh in the 
accustomed burial place of my predecessors. My son Jeffrey Mather, My 
2 maidservants Isabel, & Margaret Mather. My 2 children Jeffrey & 
Robert Mather. My sous in law John Partington of Tyldesley, James 
Haughton, William Liptrotte, & Jas. Mone [Mann]. Rich 1 Arrowsmith of 
Leigh mentioned. In the entail are Edward, Henry, John, Nicholas, & 
Richard, sons of my son in law James Haughton, of Arburie. There is 
also in the entail Anne wife of James Scarisbricke of Downholland. Exors, 
Sons iu law James Haughton of Arburie & William Liptrott of West 
Leigh. Supervisors, the worshipful Mr James Scarisbricke of Down Hol- 
land gent, & John Partington cc James Mone of Tyldesley my sons in law 
Witnesses: Richard Arrowsmyth, John Mather, Jarvice Lowe. 

Debts name:— Richard Geste, Nicholas Mather, Symond Mather, Mar- 
garet Mather, John Pinnington, John Partington son in Law. 

Inventory by Hugh Hinley, George Hurste, Robert Arrowsmyth, & 
• Symond Bradshaugh, 2G April 1588, £120: o2: 8. [sic]. Proved 30 
April 1588. 

* Tie was buried at Leigh church, 5th March, 1581-2. (Standing's Parish Registers of 
i Leigh, 155iH625). 

t Symon Mather was church-warden of Leigh in 1552, and he wad buried there 2i April, 
15S3. 



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L893.] <46«fraefe 0/ lTOJs o/^e Mather Family. 43 

Richard Mather, of Hulton, 1503. 

Richard Mather, of Lowest Hulton, in the garish of Deane within the 
Co. of Lancaster, 8 Aug 1 1503. My bodie to the earth whereof yt was 
made & the same to bee buried at my p'ishe Church of Deane. Debts p Lid 
remainder to be divided into three parts. One part I to have myself, 
seconde parte to Amies my wyff, the third part to Mrgr< it P rl ig m m : 
daughter. Reversion of my part equally Emongs Raphe, Ellya & A] - 
p'tington my daughter Margreat her children at the sight of my Executors. 
After my Lease w c!l I have from Mr William Wartton of "Wartton Hall be 
expired my good will thereof to my daughter Margreat her children to wyte 
[wit] Raphe Partington and for want of hym to Ellen Partington for want 
of her to Alise Partington natural! * systers to the s a Raphe. Executors: — 
Amies Mather my wyff & Thomas Eecarselaie [Eckersley] my brother 
in law. Debts which I the Testator do owe. 

Item to the right worshipfiill Mr Raphe Ashtonn 

of great fever 
Item to James Crompton of Lostock 
Item to Richard morres of great boulton for flax 
Item to Charles p'tington my son in law 
Item to the said Charles [Partington] 
Item to Thomas Eccarselay 
Item to James Mather my brother 

Debts owing unto mee the Testator. 

Item William Macand dwelling upon Bakersgreen being the Eev r sion 
of money for the prise of a mare w ch 1 the Testator sould hym the som of 
xiij 8 . Witnesses Rieh d Lie [Leigh], gent Thomas Bordmann, Willm. 
Warttonn & Thomas Warttonn. 

Inventory p'sed 14 Aug by Tho Hurst, James Edge Willm Warttnn and 
Raphe Sweetlove. 

Proved 22 Aug. 1503, by Thomas Eccarsley power reserved to Agnes 
the relict. 

Gilbert Mather, of Adlinglon, Lancashire, 1593. 

Gilbarte Mather of Adiington, [in the parish of Standisb] co. Lane, 
drover, 19 May, 1592. My body to the earth to be laved in Christian 
buriall at Blackrood. To Jane Greene als Mather bastard daughter of mee 
the saved Gilbert vj 1 . xiij 3 . iiij d . To Cicelie Greene als Mather, one other 
bastard daughter of mee the saved Giiberte vj 1 . xiij 8 . iiij d . with benefit of 
survivorship. If both dye s d xiij 1 . vj s . viij' 1 . amonges three of my Children 
or survivors of them viz Anne Mather, Katherin Mather, and one Margaret 
Stones als Mather, one other bastard Daur of mee the saved Gilbert. To 
repairiage of the Church or Chappell of Blackrood. To mv verie good Mr 
James Anderton of Lostocke Esquier my gould ringe. Alter Debts paid 
the rest amonges my children viz Raphe Mather Anne Mather Katherin 
Mather & the sayed Margarett Stones als Mather my bastard daur. I 
make John Mather by brother, and Raynold Mather my exors & my verie 
good M r [master] overseer. To Raphe Mather my sonne all my landes &c 
when 21. Profits during his minority to be taken by my Exors, & Tho 3 
Anderton, gent, & Hugh Greenhalgh for use of my said children Raphe, 
Anne. Katherin, arid Margarett Stones als Mather. No Witnesses. 

* Natural here means actual, and does not signify illegitimacy. 



44 Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 

Inventory £1-13:1(3:4 praised by George Allenson, Peter Mather, 
Robte Wbrthington, & John Breres. 

Proved 25 Oct 1503 by John Mather, Reginald Mather h iving renounced. 

James Mather, of Radeliffe, 1596. 

3 d dale of October, 1505. — 1, James Mathek of the parishe of Radeliffe in 
the Countie of Lancaster: 

My body to Parish Church or Churchyard of Radeliffe. — mentions "one 
house & certaine lands, which I & my wyffe & my eldest somie Raphe 
Mather enjoy," " the property which I houlde of the most worshippful my 
M r and landeslorde Richard Ashton of Mydleton, Esquire." — to be em- 
ployed " for the goode education & bringing upp of my younger chi] 
until! my sayde sonne accomplishe the age of 21 years."— -mentions further 
— "my brotlu-r Hughe Mather his widdowe" — "Joku Fletcher" — "M r 
Fox my Lord derbie his steward'' — "Ellyn Mather ray wyffe" — •■ my five 
children " — leaves to " my younge sonne Thomas Mather xi s " — •• my • 
daughter Elizabeth Mather xl 3 " — "my seconde daughter Marye iii h " — 
"my youngest • daughter Ann Mather iiii* 1 " — "My saide wyffe >ic my 
sonnes" executors — "my brother Hughe Mather & my cosin Randle 
Mather overseers." 

Debts owinge unto M r James Mather amountinge to 33 u . 7 3 . 6 d . 

[inter alia] Item: Hughe Mather. 48 s . 7 a . 

j Item: Edwarde Tyldsley my brother-in-law, IS 3 . 

Item: Thomas Tyldesley my brother-in-law, 10 3 . 
I Item: Ux Wme Mather my mother-in-law, 2\ 

Witnesses. Roberte KenyOnn, Randle Mather, Samuel Mather, Hughe 
Dyggle, ffrancke Wrooe, scripsit. 

Inventorie 14 November. 1505, by^ Hugh Mather, Edward Tyldsley, 
Ellys Walker & france[is] Wrooe. 

Summa totalis cix 11 . xvii s . vi d . 

Proved 6th February 1505[-6]. 

Ralph Mather, of Radeliffe, 1507. 

The 2 October, 1507. I, Rauffe Mather of the Parishe of Radeliffe in 
the Countie of Lancaster, tanner — beinge sicke <& weake in bodie etc. etc. — 
"bodie to be decentiie buried in the Parish Church yard of Radeliffe," — 
property to be divided into " two equalle partes, whereof I doe reserve the 
one parte to my owne special le use.'' — "and as for the other part I doe 
hereby will & devise the same unto my several children, equallie amongst them 
namely. Gabriel Mather, Habraharn Mather, Samuell Mather. Reynould 
[Reginald] Mather, & Sara Mather: " - of my owne parte I owe give to 
my daughter Sara iii ;1 " — "to Renould Mather iii :L " — "to Habraham 
Mather & Samuel Mather either of them xP apeece." — "I alsoe give unto 
Samuel Mather which I am grandfather to xiiv" 

"Rest & remainder amongst aforesaid five children" — '•Habraham 
Mather, Executor." 

Witnesses. " Hugh Mather th' elder " 
" Thomas Mather " 

Dettes owinge unto said Rauffe Mather. 

Imprimis: William Bowcher. 4'". s . 8 d . 

Richarde Manchester is surtye of 40 s of the s d monye which W in Bowcher 
doth owe. 

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]Sp3.] Abstracts of Wills of the Ma/her Family. 45 

Inventorie made 7 th October, 1.007, by Hugh Blather, George Iverke- 
nnau, William Macant & W m Ken ion. 

Summa totalis, clxxx' : . ii\ vii d . 

Peter Mather, of Anderton, 1598. 
In the name of God Amen — on the xiv. daie of September, Ano dni 
1598. — I Peter Mather — of Anderton in the Countie of Lancaster, yoman, 
sicke in hodie etc. etc. — 1 st I commit my soule into the hands of Almighty 
God etc. etc, — bodie to the earthe whence it came & as touehinge the des- 
posing of such worldlie goodes etc.— divides property into 3 parts — *• whereof 
1 leave one parte auto Margarett ray wyffe — another thirde parte unto 
Margaret Wqodwarde my daughter & the other thirde part I reserve unto 
rnyselfe to dispose off at my pleasure/' — "And of my saide parte I doe give 
& bequeath unto Robte Rigbie my servante liii d . iiii d . — "Item: Unto Ellyn 
my servante xxV — Item: "unto Hugh [torn] ightgall [Nightgall] teune 
shillnige." — ''Item: I give unto Reynould my brother all my apparrelle & 
clothes for my bodie." — Item: I give unto everie childe which I am god- 
fatl'j ere unto ii 8 . for a Remembrance." — "Item: I give unto Margaret my 
grandchild x h . to be employed to her best u<e.'' — Remainder after payment 
of debts funeral expenses etc. equally between — " Margaret my wiffe & 
Margaret Woodwarde my daughter.'' — "I appointe & ordaine my well-be- 
Joved wyffe Margaret & my deare friende Henerie Hodsinson my true & 
lawful ie Executor."" 

Witnesses. George Houlme. 
Reynould Mather. 

Dettes which I doe owe. 
Imprimis: To Margaret Nightgall my cosin, iii !i . 

Dettes owinge unto me without special tie. 
Imprimis : William Anderton Esquire, my 
maister oweth* me in lente 
monie, 24 u . G 9 . 8 d . 

Item : Peter Makinson in lente monie, 9 s . 

Item: William Piatt in lente monie, 5*. 6 d . 

Summa totalis. xxv h . iii 8 . ii d . 
Inventorie of Peter Mather late of Anderton yeoman, praissed by Arthur 
Houlme, Uegynald Mather, James Rivington & Robte Rotbewelle 20 th 
daie Sept. in 44 yeare of our gracious soveraigne ladie Queene Elizabeth, 
by the grace of God, Queen of England, Scotland, France & Ireland, etc. 
An. dni. 1598. 

[inter alia"] Item: Y e halfe of five scour [score] & six sheepes in the 
custodie of Robert Pilkington gent, X u . 

Sum tot — clxxxxiiii 11 . xiiii 3 . l d . 
The scmme owein<re sett under the will is, xxv u . iii 8 . ii d . 
Sum tot. cc.xix. xvii\ m . 

Amies Mather, of Hulton, icidoic, 1600. 
Annes Mather, of Lowest Hulton, "wyddow w th in the p'ish of Deane, 
1599 [1600] 20 th Januarie. Bodie to the earth to be buried at my p'ish 
church of Deane. Debts paid, the residue to Thomas. John, <fc Margaret 
FarnewOrth &c. Apparell to the children of Charles p'tington. Reversion 
of all rny part, of goods &c. to Charles P'tington & Margaret his wife 
towards the bringing up of theyre children. And I appoint Charles 
P UiigtQu my sou in law sole Exor. 
vol. xi.vir. 5 



46* Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [Jan. 

Debts w ch I do owe 
To Margaret Mather wyddoe, xx\ 
" Ellyn P'tington, xi'. 

Witnesses: Jwr,. Pendleburie, Clerk. 
Ric: ffarneworth. 
Thomas Eccarselaie. 
Inventory of those goods \v ch in Right Annes Mather of Lowest Ilulton 

wydow latelie decessed of Right hud interest in trulie saide 

|}plie to her in her Lyff tyme did app'taine taken forth of Richard 

Mather her husband who decessed Anno Domi 1503 vid one 

third ptt of the saide Inventorie of good presed devided & sumed xxj th 
daie of Januarie & by us is prised Richard Farneworth Lambart p'tington 
Roger Eccarselaie & Thomas Eccarselaie. 

Md. The shapon App[ar]ell for the bodie "of the^decedent prised unto 

XXX s . 

It the pt of the goods due forth ofdier husband his last will & Inventorie 
the some of xij i: . xiij d . iiij d . 

Proved 22 January 1599[-1600]. 

John Mather, of Lowton, 1601. 

John Mather of Lowton 22 Apr. 1601. To be buried at Win wick. Son- 
in-law Richard Greisse & Agnes his wife. Son Richard and his children. 

Brother Nicholas. 

Bau. Ann shall have 40 s which her 4 auut Jane gave^her. 

Brother James & his son John. 

Anne. Coarlles [Corlcss]. 

Exors : Richard my son, Ric. Greisse my son-in-law & Rich d Corlles 
my son-in-law. 

Supervisor, W m Byrom. 

Witnesses : James Crofte. 
W m Mather. 
Nicholas Lythgoe. 

Among debts are ment d Symonde Mather, my sister Margaret. 

Inventory, 24 April 1601, by Symonde Mather Henry Stirroppe, Ric d 
Gleover Jervesse Winterbothome. £45. 18. 0. 

Proved 6 May 1601. 

William Mather, of Wesihoughton, 1602. 

William Mather of Westhough ton, yeoman. 8 June 44, Eliz. 1602. 
To be buried at Deane. Goods divided into 2 parts — first pt to self, 2 d pare 
to Agnes my wife. After debts etc. paid rem. of my pt. to be divided in 
4 pts : 

I s *. U-) Jas Anderton my brother-in-law. 

2. to Ellis my brother. 

3. to Elizabeth my sister. 

4. to Margaret Mather my brother's daur. 
To Arthur Woodward 40 3 . 
To Henry Woodward, David Woodward, James Woodward, Thurston 

"Woodward & Margaret Woodward 40 8 . 

To Richard Lich & his children £5. 

To Agnes my wife one close of ground which I have taken of Jas Browne 
of Westhoughton Esq. for her life & after her deee to Margaret Mather & 
.her father during life of s d Margaret. 



1803. J Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. \ 

To AgBes my wife one close of ground c >o? 3 years that I have taken of 
Oliver Rigby — if she die before expiration of s° term then to I 
Woodward. 

To s d David Woodward the same close for 1<5 years after s d lei 
vrs has expired. 

Exors: James Enderton [Anderton?], Ellis Mather my brother ^c 
Agnes my wife. 

Witnesses, Charies Leigh, Hie' 1 Woodward, Henerie Rothwell. 

Among debts are named — Jas Morres of Lostocke, W m Plate, W m 
Talior of Hinley [HindleyJ, Christopher Harte, John Gregorie & win*. 
Ric d Gregorie, Hugh Rigby. Ric d Woodward. 

Inventorie. 15 June 1002 by Jas Ma[r]kland, John Scotte, Henerie 
Hampson, Jas Woodward, Chas Leigh, Ric Lithe. Mention of lauds taken 
of W m Banester, Ric d Greene, John Gregorie & Oliver Rigby. — Ric d 
Woodward.— Hugh Risby. £102. 2. 0. 

Proved 19 Ju— 1602. 

William Mather, of Warrington, 1603. 
William Mather of [Conies' Corner] Warrington, Yeoman, 18 Dec 7 

1602, To be buried within the parish church of Warrington. To William 
Brooke, son of Rich 11 Brooke of Bunbury all the goods in. the closet iu my 
bouse in Warrington. Whereas I owe to the said Wm Brocke 18s. I 
give him in consideration -one Wbyte Bullocke about the age oi two 
years." To my wife Johanne Mather all nr? tack of ground &c. which I 
hold under any persons whatsoever with all my goods chattels, &c. &c. 
Exors : Johanne my wife & Richard Brocke of Bunbury my brother in law. 

Witnesses: Wm, Waringe, Nycholas Bare. John Fletcher. In the debts 
&c. are named, Glib* Flylls. John Blundell, Lawce Hallywell, Rob' Woods, 
Mercer, Edward Woodward of Eccles, Hy : Holbrooke Sen 1 , Peter Ellam, 
Thos. Allen. 

Inventory 29 Dec' 1602 by Tho[ Mather. Thos. Richardson, John Barns 
& Randall Pynyngton. 

Proved 3 January 1602[-3]. 

Richard Mather, of Hidton, 1603. 

Richarc Mather of Middle Hulton, 18 Oct. 1600. To be buried at 
Deane. Wife Elizabeth. Sons (both Exors) Henry and James. 

Witnesses : Simon son of Roger Edge. John Godbear. 

Debts name: John Mather and John Marshe. 

Inventory 27 Sent. 1602 by Richard Edge, Symoml Mather, Robert 
Spakeman,* Ralph Higson. £46. 10. 0. 

Proved 3 Feby. I602[-3]. 

Gabriel Mather, of Kearsley, 1605. 

In the name of God Amen. I. Gabriell Mather of Kersley in the 
Countie of Lancaster, blacksmyth, sicke in bodie etc. — leaves ,; bodie to be 
buried in y e Pari-h Church of Deane." Propertv into three equal parts. — 
"One third parte to Margaret Mather my wyffe" & "another thirde parte 
to my two sonnes Henry & John Mather." — One other thirde part I reserve 
unto rayselfe." 

"Item— I give & bequeath unto my mother Anne [Em roe ? ] Mather one 
paire of gooses." — "To Richard Mather sonne of Thomas Mather my 
brother, iii s . iiihv' — " Margerie blather my sister."— " I give and bequeath 



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48 The Weaver Family of Sue York City. [Jan 



unto the pounge sonne of my brother Samuel 1, my godson, iii\ iiii d ."~ 
''John Elowell [Ha well ? ] my Father in lawe." — "Robert Grander cooke 

of Leaver." — " George Woode." 

Executors: Margaret his wife & "Henerie Scolcroft of ffarnworth." — 

16 th Oct. IG04. 

Gabriel Mather bis 

mark. 

Witnesses: Arthur Seddon. James Iloope. Edward Seddon. George 

Seddon. Thomas Greene. 

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Dettes owing unto testator. 
[inter alia] John Crompton of tasker. 
Alexander Cromptou. 

Iuveutorie by Thomas Dodson & Ric' 1 B'thwell, taken 2G October lC'JJ. 
Proved G June 1G05 by Margaret Mather widow, the relict. 

[To be continued.] 



THE WEAVER FAMILY OF NEW YORK CITY, eic. 

By Isaac .7. Greenwood, A.M., of New York City. 

I The Weaver Family* were, for a long succession of years, to be found 

principally in the three counties bordering on Wales, viz. Cheshire, Shrop- 
shire and Herefordshire. Their name was taken from the Minor of Wee- 
ver, near Middlewick, Ches., held by the service of finding two men to 
guard Aldford Castle for forty days in time of war. They had a chapel 
formerly in the churchyard of Middlewick, of which there are now no 
remains, and the manor was sold, about .1 72-^S to the Wilbraham family, by 
the Stanleys of Alderly Park, into whose possession it had come by descent. 
Since then, the old manor-house has been taken down and a farm-house 
built on its site. The arms of Weever of Weever, Ches., were: Sable, two 
bars argent: on a canton of the first a garb of the second. 

Thomas Weaver, Att. Gen. in the Leeward Islands, came to New 
York from Barbadoes with Gov. Lord Bellamont, and was appointed, 
under his patronage, to various offices, as King's Council at Law, Provincial 
Agent, Collector of the Port, Solicitor General, and Member or the Coun- 
cil, besides receiving the freedom of the city in August, 1701. Falling into 
bad odor with the Governor's successor. Lord Corubury. he rein. u< .. about 
Sept. 1702, to England, leaving in New York ^ his wife Katherine and 
family. lie was soon after appointed, by the African Company. (j >veruor 
of Fort James on the Gambia. His ultimate fate is thus alluded to in 
Luttrell's Diary; Tuesday, July 10, 1705. ■' Yesterday our merchants 
had advice * * * that two French ships from. Martineco* li ive plundered 
and destroyed our factory at Gain boa, on the coast of Africa, killing Mr. 
Weaver, the Governor, and those few men he had with him. and then re- 
turned with their booty to Martineeo." 

William At wood-, late Chief Justice of New York, who had accompanied 

« These ikjio were compiled in Feb. I860, and kavt had bat little added to Ultra siuce. 



is'.'i).] The Weaver Family of New York City, 19 

Weaver back to England, alludes to him, in his Memorial to the Lord.-) of 
Trade, Oct. 26, 1709,,as " Chief of Gamby."* 

Koil James, formerly Fort St. Andrew, situated on the Island of Boa- 

riftta; in the river Gambia, had been taken from the Dutch in 1661, by an 
expedition favored by the Duke of York, and commanded by Major Robert 

Holmes, who was permitted to carry at the main top of his ship, "the 
Charles," the Union or King of England's Flag. The place was after- 
wards, for some years, subject to attack and despoilation both by trie Dutch 
and French. 

1. Samuel 1 "Weaver, a tanner, and by tradition of Welsh birth, with 
his wife Anne and an infant son. came to New York during the adminis- 
tration of Gov. William Burnet, and in the second year of Robert Walter's 
mayoralty, was admitted a freeman of the city, April 10, 1722. 

He immediately commenced business, but met with serious loss almost 
at the start; for his three small houses, being a store-house, work-house and 
smoke-house, situated near the swamps, in the East Ward of the city, were 
burned down on the oth of October, 1722. involving a loss of over seventy 
loads of bark, a bark-mill, six dozen of sheep-skins, and all his working 
tools; the entire loss amounting in value to upwards of £200. This we 
learn from a document (on file among the N. Y. Col. MSS., Vol. LXV., p. 
12), subscribed to by four of the city aldermen, and endorsed "Dr.:;. 
granted Oct. 1722, to continue for three months, for the County of New 
York & ye Countys of Long Island,'' by which brief Weaver received 
authority to reimburse himself through a public collection. 

The Greppel Bosch, or Swamp, about which the city tanneries had col- 
lected, is still the centre of the leather trade in New York: one hundred 
and sixty years ago or more, it has been represented as "about a mile and 
a half wide, and about nine fathoms deep," with a rail fence at places to 
keep out the cattle of the surrounding grazing grounds; it was covered with 
brakes and bushes, and its stagnant waters gave rise to unwholesome vapors 
exceedingly dangerous and detrimental to the health of the neighboring in- 
habitants, while on the spring, or high tide, it was overflowed by the united 
waters of the Hudson and South (or East) rivers. 

Continuing his business with success, Mr. Weaver, in May, 1734, pur- 
chased for £400, INFew York currency, from Aultje, widow of Pieter Chaig- 
neau, a lot on the northerly side of Queen Street, formerly Smith's Fly. and 
now Pearl Street; it had belonged to Joseph Latham, shipwright, and as 
early as 1712 to William Anderson, gent (see Lib. 23, N. Y. Conv., pp. 9 
and 11; Lib. 46, pp. 530 and 532). 

This year, 1734, witnessed the arrest in November, by order of the 
Council, of Peter Zenger, printer of the New Y'ork Weekly Journal, for 
publishing seditious libels, though on the 28th of January following the 
grand jury found no bill against him. Subsequently, on motion, the Court 
ordered a " struck jury," of which Samuel Weaver was a member. Andrew 
Hamilton of Philadelphia, counsel for the prisoner, insisted, in his defence, 
contrary to the opinion of Chief Justice De Laucy. on the truth of the facts 
charged as libellous, maintaining that the jury were judges of both the law 
r and the fact. The verdict was returned, — Not Guilty. 

* Thomas Weaver of Boston, Mas?., by w. Elizabeth, bad dan. Sarah, b. 6 Nov. 1674, 
find Samuel Weaver signed petition of Boston inhabitants, June 11, 1697 (Reg. xvi. 86) 
that the law be r< pealed relative to building with brick. The naine, however, ^ not found 
[ m the early Probate or Registry Records of co. Suffolk, Mass. 

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VOL. XLV1I. 6* 



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50 The Weaver Family of Xeio York City. [Jan. 

In the tail of 1737 Mr. Weaver was one oi the citizens .- : .:: ■ _ i 
to Gov. Clarke, demanding the removal of High Six riif Crosby, n r 
demeanor in declaring a Mr. Philipse to be the cho< n Representuth 
the City and County; five months later, in February, 1737-8, . ; bim 

a member of Capt, Cornelius Van Home's militia company. 

About July, 1738, a certain William Lanner of Ni ••.■. Town, L. T.. ae 
whom judgment had been obtained in the matter of a d< bt for som j 
sought to avoi<l levying of execution upon his house ami land, bv coin 
them, through a sham deed, to Samuel Weaver. The latter," as Lai 
deposed, refused subsequently to surrender the deed for cancellatioi 
upon Weaver was ordered to appear before Gov. Clarke at Fort I 
on Tuesday, January 15, 1639-40, at 10 A.M., to answer the charge. How 
the affair terminated we do not learn. 

May G, 1741, Mr. Weaver was one of the jurors sworn in on the 
of John Hughson and others concerned in the Ne^ro Plot. lie was also a 
juror. May 29th, on the trial of two negroes, who- were burned at 
the following day for their participation in the same affair. Evidence w< at 
to show that his own slave, Will, who died before the plot^matured, had at- 
tended the meetings and taken active part in the proposed insurrection. 

May ie', 1742, by deed not on record, Weaver bought of Thomas Hodgson, 
leather-dresser, a lot of ground at the S.-E. corner of Cliff and Beeku 
Streets, which had formerly belonged to Joseph Latham, who had in turn 
purchased from heirs of the estate of William Beekman. Cliff Street, run- 
ning through Vandercliif's orchard, and Beekman street, were projected 
much about the same time, the divisional map of the Beekman estate show- 
ing the various buildiDg lots, having been drawn up in September, 1703; 
but Beekman street was not properly regulated and paved till the year 
1750, and two years after, on the X.-E. corner, St. George's Chapel was 
erected, situated, says Smith the historian, "in a new, crowded, and id 
built part of the town." 

Mr. and Mrs. Weaver had brought with them a bible, published by 
J. Basket of Oxford, in 1715, and containing the Episcopal Church service; 
they, however, joined the congregation under the Rev. James Anderson, 
who were worshipping, according to the discipline of the Presbyterian 
Church of Scotland, in the City Hall, on Wall street, pending the erection 
of a meeting-house on ground adjoining. Within the walls of the new 
edifice both of them were subsequently interred. 

His will reads : ' ; Samuel Weaver of the city of New York, currier, being at 
present sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and understanding, &c 
The house and ground wherein he now lives to son Samuel and heirs lorever; 
to wife Anne 5001. current money of New York, to be raised and levied 
out of personal estate. Similar amounts to daughter Marcy and son William, 
I and the residue of the estate, real and personal, to be divided equally be- 

tween the widow and three children. The lot recently bought of Thomas 
Hodgins to be sold by the executors, and the interest derived from the 
shares of the two sons to be applied to their education and maintenance 
until 21 years of age, or until their marriage, and the shares then to be 
paid them. Executors: friends Dr. John ISicholls, and his son-in-law Dr. 
Isaac Dubois, John Breeze, leather dresser, James Burling and Simon 
Johnson. Witnesses: Jacob Bamper, Robert Provoost and Thomas 
Griffith. Signed £1 August, 1742 ; proved. 30 September following; in- 
ventory to be returned in six months." The seal upon the original will 
shows a small, apparently plain, mantled. shielJ, surmounted by a helmet 



1893.] The Weaver Family of New York City. 51 

facing to the right.* The chief executor, Dr. Nicholls, one of the foun 
of the Presbyterian charch in New York, and distinguished for benevolence 

and piety, died about i a year after Mr. Weaver. The lot, especially ■ 
tioned in the will, was not sold, but two small wooden houses were built 
upon it. 

The widow, Anne Weaver, survived her husband some ten years. Bv 
her will of March 7, 1749-50, proved Nov. 15, 1 752.+ she bequeathed to 
her son and sole executor, William Weaver, the house and lot which 
occupied, "fronting on street known as Beekman-street." together with 
her other house adjoining and fronting on same street. Should he di< 
fore corning of age or before marriage, said lots were to go to her grand- 
daughter Anne, daughter of John Carpender of New York. To said 
granddaughter, when 21 years of age, or upon her marriage* 500 I. New 
York currency, to be raised from the personal estate; should she die before 
either event, the amount was to be paid to son William, to whom sh< 
her negro-wench Crescia. To John, William and Thomas, sons of the late 
John Coxe.i currier, 10 1. currency apiece. All the household furniture and 
residue of estate, real and personal, to son William and his heirs for< 
Witnesses: Charles Jandine, Catherine Bedford, and James Emott, attorney 
at law. The executor was to render a just and true account and inventory 
when lawfully requested. 

With not a few New York families the American Revolution appears to 
have been a baptism of fire, from which they arose, phcenix-like, with a 
gilded ancestry, and a string of traditions too pleasant to be disturbed and 
opened up at the present day for critical investigation. 

Thus, Samuel Weaver was a Welsh gentleman who had made a runaway 
match with the sister of Lady Harvey, the wife of Lord John Harvey (or 
Hervey), son of the first Earl of Bristol. At the very start this tradition 
meets with a serious barrier, for Mrs. Weaver's maiden name comes down 
to us as "Nettleton," while Lady Harvey, who died Sept. 1, 1768, aged 
62, was the famous Molly Lepei, maid of honor to the Princess of Wales, 
and only daughter of Brig. Gen. Clans Wedig Lepel, who had been a Page 
of Honor to Prince George of Denmark, and was naturalized by Act of II. 
of Com., 9 January, 1698-9, just previous to his marriage with Mary 
Brooke, a daughter and co-heiress of John Brooke, Esq., of Rendlesham, 
co. Suffolk. Corresponding, some years since, with Mr. Sydenham II. A. 
Hervey, § in charge of the family archives, nothing was found throwing light 
on the supposed connection; but among the published letters of Mrs. 
Howard, one of the bed-chamber women of the Princess of Wales, and sub- 
sequently Countess of Suffolk, can be seen a letter of 1722, alluding to a 
parallel case, if not to the identical one in question. It is from Mrs. 
Howard's very intimate and chatty maiden friend, Miss Peggy Bradshaw, 
during a temporary visit at Gawsworth Hall, near Congleton, Che-hire, the 
residence of Mrs. Charles Mordaunt, afterwards Lady Mohun. She re- 
marks, "I had so witty a letter from the Countess of Bristol"' (meaning 
the mother of Lord John Hervey), " I shall not think of answering it till I 
can get somebody to help me"; and continues, " Miss Mordaunt is very full 
of business in managing a wedding, which she has with great skill brought 

f * 

* Recorded Lib. XIV., p. 305. 
t Lib. XVIII., p. 198. 
i i E'reeman, November, 1774. 

§ First cousin or itfarquis of Bristol, and son or" Rev. Arthur C. Hervey, Rector of 
lekwonh. 






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52 The Weaver Family of Xew York City. [Jan. 

to perfection, between, the richest tanner of the place ami her maid. The 
man was pricked to the heart at the first glance, yet, if I ma} va\ it. i think 
I never saw any tiling young that had less to boast of; but beauty is in the 
lover's eye, and after this and Mrs. Weutwortn, nobody need despair; and 
our Miss (Mordaunt) has a chance still." 

Tradition goes on to state that letters passed from rime to time 1 
the He vey family of England and the Weavers of New York, and that to 
the latter inducements were held forth for their return to the .-id country; 
that on tlie marriage of William Weaver, about 1753, among other ai 
of household ware sent out. by Lady Harvey, wa^ a good sized open bell- 
metal pot, standing, with an iron hail, on three short feet. This i- certainly 
found on the inventory of William's estate, as prepared in June, 1780, aud 
is still religiously preserved in the family as a relic of pre-historic times, for 
the correspondence, above alluded to, was destroyed by William's sons at 
the close of the war, and to the myths, which have since arisen, some of his 
descendants have added the infatuation of fortune hunting, quoting iJc 
Bernardy's "Index Register of Next of Kin," which mentions the live 
names of James, John, Joseph, Mary and Samuel Weaver. 

As the early records of the Presbyterian Church of New York were 
probably taken to lioston, and lost (and as the private entries are gone from 
the old family bible), no dates in connection with Samuel Weaver, his wife 
Anne, and their children, can be obtained. Children : 

i. Samuel, 2 born about 1722, came to Xew York with his father. ITis 
name occurs on the list of freemen Feb. 2, 1712-8. as Samuel Wea- 
ver, jr., currier. According to tradition he did not long survive a 
visit to his relatives in England, and was certainly not living in 
March, 17-t'J-50, when his mother's will was drawn up. To her, 
administration* was granted on his estate, 11 Sept. 175<>, when with 
John Carpender, her son-in-law, and Edward Light (signed Leught), 
currier, she gave bond for 5001. currency; inventory to be presented 
by March 14, and Account of Administration by Sept. 1-4. next en- 
suing. Witnesses ; John Gadby and J. Benson. 

ii. Makcy, born in Xew York about 1725 ; married John Carpender. but- 
cher, who was admitted to the freedom of the city 5 Feb. 1744-5, 
and was one of the three sons of George and Elizabeth Carpender. 
Disfranchised in 17G3. he removed to Brooklyn, where be continued 
to reside, aud was a purveyor at one time for the continental army. 
His wife Marcy died before 1750, leaving a daughter Anne, men- 
tioned, as we have seen, in the will of her grandmother, the widow 
Anne Weaver: he had a second wife Catharine, and in March. 1772, 
married his third wife, Mrs. Sarah (Stout) Taggart, who died 21 
April, 1S08. By the last two marriages he left several children. 
His will of 23 Dec. 1780, proved 17 May, 1703. mention-, a " lot of 
land wherein are interred the corpse of my late wife Catharine, and 
of my daughter Ann: before the sale of which the said corpses to 
be interred by Executors, in my family vault in Xew York if >uch 
shall be provided, otherwise in burial ground of the Church in 
Brooklyn.'" 

George Carpender, father of John, came to Xew York from Long 
Island about 1718, aud dying in 1731, his business as a butcher was 
carried on by his widow, Elizabeth, until her decease, 1C April 1776, 
se. 85. Mrs." Elizabeth Carpender, in her will of June. 1771. -oaves 
a certain house in Xew York for life, to her daughter Elizabeth, 
widow of the Sidney Breese, leather dresser, who became a free- 
man of the city, Oct. 20, 1734, and who in 1754 had a temporary 
appointment from Gov. De Lancy, as purser of IE M. ship Centaur, 

* Letters of Admiu'ln Lib. A. pt. ii., p. 30; Admin'tn Bonds, Lib. A, 1742-53, with origi- 
l nal signatures. 



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1 VI, 



The Weaver Family ofJVew York City. f>3 



for the purpose of victualling the two Independent Companies of 
New York which had been ordered to Virginia. The lious ■ al 
alluded to had been bought by Mrs. Carpender from another son-in- 
law, Capt. Samuel Bayard, a prominent prtrs i of Saw York 
prior to the American Revolution. He was son of Peter an I lta- 
chei Bayard, and grandson of Peter and Blaiulina Bayard, the I 
being a dan. of Mrs. Sarah Iviersted, whose mother wa: tli • widow 
Auje (Jans) Bogardns. Capt. Bayard dying in 1764, cut otl" his 
"an dutiful, and disorderly" son Peter with 5s., leaving his estate 
for life to his widow Catharine, with remainder to certain grand- 
nephews and grand-nieces on his wife's side, children of Samuel 
Breese of Shrewsbury, X. J., and of Sarah, wife of Brig. Gen. 
William Malcolm. One hundred years ago, Aunt Katy Bayard's 
parure was famous among all her young female relatives, to \\ 
a peep at the display in -her jewel box was considered quite a treat. 
Mrs. Sarah Malcolm was a daughter of Dr. Richard Ayscough of 
N. Y., by his first wife .Mary (?), a daughter of George and Eliza- 
beth Carpender. Dr. Ayscough died 29 May, 1760, Ee. 37; he had 
a posthumous daughter Ann. by his second wife Ann, dan. of Capt. 
Richard Langdon, afterwards wife of Thomas Moore, merchant; 
the dau. Ann married the Hon. Joshua Sands, and died in July 
1851, a3. 91. Dr. A. was a nephew of the Rev.-Eraucis V.J -• 
D.D., who died, dean of Bristol, in Aug. 1763; and whose sou 
George-Edward, named for the two royal princes, sold out his po- 
sition in The Foot Guards in 1777. and died 1-1 Oct. 1779, som< ?i •; 
weeks before his cousin Thomas the 2d Lord Lyttleton; both the 
cousins were noted for their profligacy, and the peculiar death of 
the latter, which was doubtless suicidal, has given rise to a story 
of his having been preternaturally warned. 
2. iii. William, born about 1780, in New York: the only surviving child, he 
inherited the entire estate, which, though small, was in those days 
a competency: and. pursuing no business or occupation, was 
distinguished on the records, from the year 1754. as " gentleman." 
About 1753, he married Jane Gossan, born 12 Oct. 1733 (0. S,), 
the only child of Joris Cossart, bapt. in the city, 19 Nov. 1099, 
the son of David Gossart, mason, bapt. 18 June, 1671, who m. 
11 Oct. 1696, Styntje Joris. and was a son of Jacques Cos-art, 
who emigrated to the New Netherlands, lauding in Oct. 1662, a 
passenger on the " Pumerland Church," and settling at Bushwick, 
L. I. with his wife Lydia Willems. David Cossart removed in 
1735 to Somerset Co., East N^w Jersey, conveying his city lot to his 
son-in-law John Harpending, Jr., cordwainer; his son Joris or 
George, whom tradition would make Dr. George Cossart, may have 
been the George Cossart. brick-layer, freeman, of New York, 7 
May, 1745. He was married in the Dutch Church 16 Sept. 1730, to 
Elizabeth Hooglandt,* and in order. ; t is said, to secure some 
property in Europe to which he was heir.f left the city, a few years 
after marriage, on a ship which was never after heard from. The 
writer has two mementoes of William Weaver's marriage with Miss 
Cossart: the first a long wallet of two compartments, lined with 
silk and stiffened with card-board, the outside a zig-zag pattern of 
brightly shaded worsted work, and on the flap the letters " W. W." 
and the date "1753"; the second a small card-case in similar 
style, covered with black silk embroidered with flowers; both 
articles evidently the work of his fiancee. Besides these, there are 
still preserved a half-dozen silver openwork bell-buttons, which 
were worn on the vest of the groom. 

His life evidently passed serenely and uneventful, and after the 
Brick Presbyterian Church, at the "head of Beekman St.. had been 
opened by the Rev. John Rogers, for public worship on Xew Year's 
day, 1763", Weaver became a member of the congregation. When 

* See Note A. 

t The Gentleman's Mm.'zine, iii. l-';7. mentioned the death in March, 1733, of a Ham- 
burg merchant, named Cossart, worth £50,000. 



54 The Weaver Family of yew York City. 

a law was passed forbidding the further erection of woo L< n 

ings in the city, his name stands among tli \ foremost of the i I 

citizens* who petitioned, May 2, 1774, for its suspi nsion. 

On the night of Aug. 23, 1775. t the 1 !' rtv Boys and 
Columbia College, among whom was Alexander H 
engaged in removing cannon from the Battery, w< re i 
fired upon by the guns from the Asia man-of-war, Capt. V uv 
lying iii the harbor. Weaver, who bad been attracted to 1 

I by the noise, was struck on the calf of one of his legs by a 

and never entirely recovered from the injury. The family n< 
moved to Woodbridge township, in Middlesex Co.. X. J.. . 
from indiscreet exposure while watching a negro using •■ buck 
saw. he was attacked with erysipelas in his wound and died tl 
the fall of 1777 ; he was buried in the Quaker ground at Spanktown", 
now part of Railway, but the' record of interments prior to ISC i is 
« lost4 

The widow was appointed Administratrix, 13 May, 1786, in N~:w 
York (Lett, of Adm., Lib. ii. p. 475), and an Inventory is both on 
file and record (Book A of Invent.. 1770 to '86, p. 531)." After ! -r 
husband's death, Mrs. Weaver endeavored, with the aid of her two 
elder daughters, to support herself and family by taking in sewing, 
an effort in which she was ably seconded for a while by her el 
son Samuel. The next son, William, was in the city ostensibly f r 
the purpose of collecting the rents and interests due the estate, with 
what result we gather from the following letter addressed to Gov. 
William Livingston of New Jersey. 

Eliz" 1 Town, 14* August, 17S0. 
Sir, 

At the desire of the Widow Weaver, beg leave to trouble 
Your Excellency with these few T lines, her helpless and reduced 
situation, without assistance can be afforded her soon.. She with 
her children must come on the Town. Her husband died about two 
years ago at Rahway where the Family has lived since the En 
got Possession of New York. Her Oldest Son, whom was her chief 
dependence here, died Ten days ago, — her second Son is in New 
York, where her property is, — I think they told me the Houses 
rented for £300 per annum, — but this second Son is such a spend- 
thrift, that out of the Rents he Receives, he does not remit them 
one single farthing. 

What she now requests is, that Your Excellency would be pleased 
to grant her a permit to go to New York with liberty to return, to 
endeavor to procure some Rent of Her Houses fur the support, of 
herself & family. 

Her Deceased Husband was the only person that was wounded 
at the time the Asia fired on the City of N. Yk, and a family that 
has always acted the friendly part in their Countrys cause. Your 
Excellencys Compiyein will be greatfully acknowledged. 
I am 

Your Excellencys 

Most Obdt." humble Servant 
Joils Adam.§ 

The daughter Elizabeth (Mrs. Greenwood) used to tell of her 
having been rewarded on one occasion, by the lady to whom she 
had carried some work', with the gift of a small box full of what she 
at first supposed powdered sugar, which had then to take the place 
of candy, but which turned out to be the still greater treat, salt ; an 
article then selling at three dollars a bushel, and which, before the 
close of the war, rose to eight dollars. As the house they occupied 

* City Manual, 18-50. 

t AlmOn'a Remembrancer, 1. 251. Gordon's Am. Revolution, ii. 118. Guine's N. Y. 
Gazette, Aug. 28, Sept. 4, 177-5. 

X There is another Quaker bnrying-^round not f;;r distant, at Woodbridge. 
§ From the S. L. M, barlow Collection, New York. See Note Ji. 



1 693.1 2%e Weaver Family of JOTew York City. 55 

was located in a district liable to be overrun by the troops from 

either side, amusing am cdotes haw been told of these frequent visi- 
tations; indeed, both American and English officers were at times 
under the same roof, unknown to each oilier. 
With the declaration of peace the family returned to the city; 

the real estate was sold after a few years, and the proceeds divided 
equally between the .-even children and the widow,— who, her two 
sons having taken their shares and moved out West, continued to 
live with her daughters Ann, Jane and Catharine, until her death, 
which took place Sept. 1, 1617, when in her 84th year. Her re- 
mains were laid in a vault at the N. W. corner of the Presb. ground, 
corner of Beekman and Nassau bis., but removed, when the Brick 
Church was taken down in 1856, to the Greenwood Vault" in the 
Marble Cemetery, N. Y. 

2. William* Weaver [Samuel 1 ), by wife Jane, had eh. : 

i. Samuel, 3 b. Aug. 30, bapt. Sept. S. 1754-; studied law under John 
Bogart; removed to Railway with family, at outbreak of war, 
and opened a small store for sale of tea, groceries and provisions. 
Died about Aug. 4. 1780, and was buried beside his father. As 
eldest sou of his father, who had died intestate, he inherited the 
two pieces of real estate on Pearl St. and "Beekman St., but he 
signed an agreement, with his mother, Dec. 1, 1777, binding himself , 
in the sum of .£6,000 proclamation money of New Jersey, to de- 
vote the net income of said property to the support of his' mother. 
brothers and sisters, until the youngest should come of age (i. e., 
in May, 1708), and if, with consent of his mother, a sale of the 
real estate should take place at any time, the proceeds were to be 
equally divided among all the children, himself included. The 
widow Jane Weaver was appointed in New York, 31 Aug. 1781, as 
Admtx. on the estate of her late son, Samuel Weaver, gent., for- 
merly of Xew York (Lib. II. p. 173), and in October she riled the 
above Agreement iu the Sec. of State's office, Albany (Deeds xxi. 
826). But as, by Acts of Legislature, July 12, 1782', and Feb. 23, 
1786, all estates tail were abolished, &c, Mrs. Weaver, as we hare 
before mentioned, took out Let. of Adm. on the Est. of her late 
husband, William Weaver, gent., May 13, 1786 (Lib. II. 475). 
5. ii. William, 3 b. Nov. 17, bapt. Dec. 5, 1756; when the family left the 
city hejremained behind to look after the property, and. as " Wil- 
liam Weaver, jr.," signed the Citizens' Address to Adm. and Genl 
Howe, Oct. 16, 1776, on the occasion of their successful occupation 
•of the city. He had a pass to visit his family at Rahway, and his 
marriage license to Anne, dau. of George Haberton, is dated 2 
March, 1782. In 1788, he was living on a farm at Bound Brook, 
Somerset Co., N. Y., but removed in 1790 to the County aud Terri- 
tory N. W. of the river Ohio, afterwards called Hamilton Terri- 
tory. Intending to remove further west, he, on Jan. 27, 1800, ap- 
points his brother Henry Weaver, of the same place, as his attorney! 
to dispose of certain interests in New York, and during the foilow- 
fe> iug April sold out to his mother his share of the property, corner 

Iof Beekman and Cliff Streets. Records of the Probate Court of 
Hamilton Co.. Ohio (Cincinnati), show that his estate was adminis- 
tered upon, 27 April, 1802, by his brother Henry Weaver. He left 
no children. 
Hi, Ann, 3 b. Jan. 15, bapt. March 4, 1750; married! Capt. Nathaniel Leo- 
nard, Col. Dayton's Reg't, N.J. Cont. Line. He was commissioned 
Ensign, Feb. 9, 1776, served through the war, and was discharged 
at its close, Nov. 3, 1783, and lived for some years at Rahway. 

* The remains of Mr. and Mrs. John Greenwood, and Mrs. Carh. S. Gamage, were re- 
moved to the same vault; those of Dr. Jehu Gamage to Cypress Hills Cem.. N. J. 

f Recorded N. Y. Lib. iix. 498. 

% No Records of the. Presb. Ciiurches of Rahway or Woodbridge, covering the period of 
the war, are preserved. 



5G The Weaver Family of Xew York City* [Jan. 

Subsequently he abandoned his- wife, was suspended from mem- 
bership in the Cincinnati Society, 1797, and died, according! 
tombstone an Metuclien, N T . J., May 7. 1803, ae. 50. With n i 
impaired through the conduct of her husband, Mrs. Leonard 

tinned to reside in New York until her decease in Sept. L83 1. • . 7 . 
3. iv. Henry, b. April 15, bapt. May 3, 17*61. 

v. Elizabeth;, b. March 6, 1764; married March 22 (bible record, M 
* 17), 1788, by Dr. John Rogers, D. D., to Dr. John Greenw< i 

son of Isaac G. of Boston), b. 17 May, 17G0, d. 10 Nov, 1819; - 
died 13 Jan. 1831, leaving children: '(1) Isaac John; (2) Cla : 
(3) John William; (4) Jane Weaver, w. of Day id Mills Koss. and 
after of Thomas Whalley Langdon of X. Y. (formerly of Be -" . . 

vi. John, b. Sept. 16, bapt. Sept. 28, 1766: died young. 

vii. George, b. July 24, bapt. Aug. 1, 1768; died young. 

viii. Jane. b. July 28. bapt. Aug. 13, 1769; was for many years arm : 

of the family of her nephew Clark Greenwood, of New York. ai d 
died 27 March, 1861, re. 92. With her. family legend was 
preserved, and her memory of past events was, to the ia-r. unim- 
paired. 

ix. Mary. b. April 15 (church record Apr. 27). bapt. Mav 17. 1772: m. 
4 May, 1703 (Presb. Ch., -X. Y-.), John W. Moore, merclia it f 
N. Y. He was a son of Capt. Wm. Moore who m. (Dutch ch. X. V . 
31 Dec. 1760, Mary Bogart, and lived at the corner of Beekman 
Cliff Streets, in a house which he sold in 1793 to his son, and re- 
moved to East. Chester, where he died, his v-.ill being dated Oct. 5. 
1705; he left children, John W. ; Louis; and Leah, wife of J el 
Stone of Montreal; the second son, Judge Louis Moore of Hackei - 
sack, N. J., m. a dan. of Michael Price, lessee of the old Park 
Theatre. John W. Moore visited France early in the century, a 
at the receptions of the, First Consul, his wife was known as •• La 
Belle Americai ne"; her miniature, taken at this period, was long in 
possession of her niece, Mary Moore of Hackensack. Returning to 
the city, Mr. Moore lived for a time on Beekman St.. with a coun- 
try-seat at New Brunswick, X. J., and afterwards at/ Greenwich 
Village, in the suburbs of N. Y. At the time of Mrs. Moore's 
death, in August, 1884, their residence was on Broadway, near 
Spring Street" The loss of his wife and all his children, who had 
died in youth, having made him somewhat misanthropical, lie re- 
moved to Hudson Street, near Vestry St.. and remained in seclusion 
until his death in January, 1846. They were both buried in the 
Greenwood Vault. Marble Cemetery, N. Y. 

x. Catharine Singer, b. May 8, 1777; m. at Harlem. X. Y.. June 20'?), 
1816, Dr. John Gamage, son of Win. Gamage, Jr.. of Cambridge, 
Mass. (whose widow Abigail d. 21 Dec. 1803, aged 65— Bond's 
Watertown). Dr. G. had been long a resident of New York, where 
in 1789 he had m. his first wife Elizabeth Ash, who died in Oct. 
1815, aged 46. Mrs. Cath. S. Gamage died Aug. 11, 1S1G, ». 40, 
and her husband before the middle of October following, aired 51. 

3. Henry 3 Weaver ( William, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. Apr. 15, bapt. May 3, 1761 

(Brick Presb. Ch.) ; is said to have seen some privateering service 
during the war, and to have been liberated from confinement in the 
Old Mill Prison. England, at the ratification of peace in Jan. 1784. 
The war certainly left him minus several lingers, but stories as to 
their loss vary. 

He married, about 1787, Hannah Meeker, who soon separated 
from him and returned to her family. In a legal document of 1788, 
he is styled " Henry Weaver of New York, gentleman." Forming, 
soon after, an attachment for a young lady who had not yet seen her 
fifteenth summer, he consulted, so the story goes, her father, though 



1#93.1 The Weaver Family of New York City. 57 

suppressing the fair one's name, as to what he ought to do under the 
circumstances; and was advised to take her and be off. He accor- 
dingly eloped with Miss Susan R. Crane, the marriage ceren 
taking place May 1, 1790, and the couple leaving forthwith for the 
West. Miss Crane, b. Dec. 12, 1774, was a dau. of Judge J i 
Crane of Elizabethtown, N. J., by his first wife Susanna Ross, and 
was a cousin of the late Com. Win. Montgomery Crane, 17. S. X., 
Col. Ichabod B. Crane, U. S. A., and Judge Joseph II. Crane of 
Dayton, Ohio.* 

Weaver settled at Columbia, N. W. Territory, about six miles 
from Cincinnati, which at the time was known as Fort Washington, 
with half a dozen small frame-houses around it. Here he carried 
o)i farming and surveying, was one of the few who, in 1792, helped 
establish Tucker's Station, midway between Cincinnati and Fort 
Hamilton, and in 1794, under the territorial administration, lie re- 
ceived from Gov. St. Clair an appointment as Justice of the Peace 
for Hamilton County. 

Gov. Wayne having, in 1705, concluded a treaty with the Indians, 
Weaver soon after removed to a tract of land near Middletown, in 
what is now Butler Co., and about 1801 purchased land on Elk 
Creek (Madison) township, where he resided until his death." His 
address in 1800 was "County of Hamilton Territory, N. W. of the 
river Ohio " ; five years later he was appointed aD Associate Judge 
of the Court of Common Pleas for Butler Co., in which capacity lie 
served until his resignation, July 20, 1820, thus completing a judi- 
cial career of almost thirty-five years. He died Au_r. 17, 1S20. ce. 
09, and was buried in the Baptist Church Ground, Trenton, Butler 
Co., Ohio. Mrs. Weaver's death occurred Jan. 22, 1851, aged 78. 

Children : 

i. Eliza-L., 4 b. 1788; m. circ. 1807, Daniel Keyt, and dying 24 March, 
1810, se. 22, was buried in ground of 1st Presb. Church, Elizabeth. 
N. J. Mr. Keyt, a carpenter of N. Y., subsequently removed to 
Hamilton, Ohio, m. Eleauor Duffield, and died about 1823. His 
widow was afterwards wife of Robert Jones, tanner and currier, 
who removed to Indiana State. By the first marriage Mr. Keyt had 
three sons, and the two elder ones lived for some years with their 
step-uncle, xVbrahmn Weaver. 

(1) jfcdictn,* was living in Texas prior to the Civil War, and, joining 

the 3d Kentucky Cav. Reg't, was prisoner in spring of 1804, 
in Fort Delaware, Del. 

(2) William. living in the West, 1858. 

(3) David, died circ. 1840. in Hamilton, O. 

ih Nathaniel-'L., b. March 22, 1791; owned the Middletown Mills, Ohio, 

and died unmarried Dee. 25, 182-1, se. 3-1. 
ill. Ann, b. .July 7 1703; m. 1818 Jacob Randall Clauson, who was living 

in 1838 as a grocer at Winchester, Preble Co., O. 
*• iv. William, b. Dee. 20. 171*5. 

v. Jaxi. b. Feb. 11, 17;>3; m. Robert E. Duffield, who was living, 1832, 

at Trenton, O., and in 1838 at Hamilton, O., where he kept a corfee- 

Uouse. 
vs. Susan, b. April 20, d.Xov. 18. 1S00. 
xU. J*m x-Ui>EEN- wood, b. Oct. 8, 1801 ; m. Lucy Bowman of Middletown, 

< I., and was living, 1832, at Dayton, and in 1864 at Cincinnati. 
- • *'-*u. Ajii,u!v\!, b. Jan. 9, 1804. 

&. Sami-kl, i>. Nov. 6, 1806: m. Rath McNeal, and removed in 1S34 into 

Carroll Co., lad. 

LitieilV Seitiera ofPassaic Valley." 
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58 The Weaver Family of J\ r ew York City. [Jan. 

x. Mary, b. March 2, 1809; ni. James Baird, and had one dan. Jan-, who 
m. 1st, Van Riper, and 2d, Feb. 15, 1842, David Quinn, law- 
yer of Conuersville, Ind. 

xi. Joseph, b. July 27, d. Aug. 28, 1811. 

xii. Eliza-Greenwood, b. Nov. 18, 1812; lived with her sister Mrs. 
Baird, near Mkldletown, O., in 1858, unmarried. 

viii. Susan, b. April 5, 1815; d. April, 1817. 

xiv. Henry, b. Oct. 4, d. Oct. G, 1818. 

xv. Isaac- Clark-Green wood, b. Nov. 20, 1820; m. July 30, 1843, Aim- 
Low, b. April 17, 1824, d. May 12, 1845. Leaving Mary Jane 1). I 
9, 1844. He in. 2d. circ. 1847, Nancy Page. Mr. Weaver worked 
the home-farm in Butler Co., 0., until the death of his mother in 
1851 ; he then moved westward, and, in 1861, was at Acasto, Clark 
Co., Mo. 

4. William 4 Weaver (Henry, 3 William, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. Dc?. 20, 1705; 
Cornet, 1819, in 3d Reg't, 3d Brig., 1st Div. of Ohio State Militia; 
studied law and was Justice of Peace for some years (alter 1834) 
at Miitouville, Butler Co., O.; m. Dec. 19, 1822, Elizabeth Clark. 
b. Aug. 10, 1803, dau. of John and Sarah (Hatfield) Clark of N. J., 
living 1866 at Trenton, O. Children: 

i. Daniel-Keyte,* b. Oct. 25, 1823; d. July 3, 1825. 

ii. Susan-C, b. Aug. 11, 1825; m. 1st, Oct. 31, 1841, John Deats, who d. 

March 22, 1844. leaving William U., e b. May, 1842, and Harriet., b. 

May, 1844. She m. secondly, Nov. 30, 1851, Robert Martin of Ml. 

Pleasant, Hamilton Co., O., and had several children. 
iii. Ferdinand- V., b. July 12, 1827; m. Aug. 10, l>49. Ann Green: lived 

at Miitouville, O. ; had several daus. and a son Charles A., s b. Dec. 

7. 185G. 
iv. Chakles-C, b. July 10, 1829. 
v. Henhy-L., b. Dec. 22, 1831. 
vi. Mary-C, b. Aug. 13, 1S34. 
vh. William, b. Oct. 31, 1836. 
viii. JoiiN-C, b. Dec. 9, 1838. 
ix. Samuel, b. April 20. 1841. 
x. Nangy-J., b. Sept. 25, 1843; d. March 11, 1844. 
xi. Sakah-E., b. March 2, 1845. 
xii. George-C, b. Nov. 18, 1846. 

5. Abraham 4 Weaver (Henry 3 William, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. Jan. 0, 1804; 
living 1832 at Dayton, O. ; settled 1833 in Michigan Ter. ; after 
<the treaty of March 1, 1843, he removed to the new purchase in 
Iowa, and located some 320 acres of land, half prairie half timber. 
His farm, in 1858, was about 40 miles from the Mississippi, and 
within 10 miles of steam navigation on the Des Moines River. 
About 1843, while living at Bioorufield, Davis Co., Iowa, being in- 
capacitated for more arduous labor by reason of caries in one arm, he 
accepted the position of Clerk of the District Court; an otfice which 
he held for some years. In 1853, he was in partnership, as a mer- 
chant, with Hosea B. Horn, who had m. his 3d dau. Margaret, and 
a few years later he was living at Atchison, Kansas Ter. By his 
wife Susan Imlay, of Imlaystown, Mou. Co., N. J., he had six sons 
and six daughters. His eldest son: 

r i. James-B., s b. in Dayton, O., 12 June, 1833; made his first venture, in 
the spring of 1853, over the plains to California with a drove of 
cattle, in company with his brother-in-law Dr. Phelps, merchant, 
with whom he had been a clerk. The next year he grad. at law- 
school of Ohio Univ.. Cincinnati. During the last war he rose 
irom the rank of private io that of brevet Brig. General, since 



1803.] The 'Weaver Family of New York City. 50 

which ho has held various public offices; was at one time editor of 
the " Iowa Tribune," published at Des Moines, and was elected to 
the Congress of 1879, &c. His name has been prominently before 
the public as the Greenback-Labor candidate; for presidency, during 
the past decade. 

NOTES. 
A. 

Elizabeth 4 Hooglandt, wife of Joris Cossart, was bapt. in N. Y., 20 

Nov. 170G, the oldest daughter of Johannes 3 Hooglandt, by his second wife 
Jauneke Andries, wid. of dan Piet Slot (or Sloat). of Bergen and New York, 
born 166», the son of Pieter Janson Slot and grandson of Jan Pietersen 
Slot from Holstein, who settled first in Haerlem, N. Y., and after in Ber- 
gen, N. J. Johannes Hooglandt was a merchant of New York, like his 
younger brother Adrian, but removed subsequently to Staten Island, and 
lived to a good age, being 75 in 1741, when his eldest son of the same 
name, by the first marriage, was still called "junior." Johannes' father, 
Dirck Cornelissen 2 Hooglandt, died on Staten Island early in 1705, rc. 67. 
having married Lysbefc, dau. of Joris Jansen Rapelje; he was the son of 
Cornells Diercksen 1 Ilpoglanclt, the first ferry-master to Long Island, who 
was in the New Netherlands as early as 1633, being then 38 years of age. 
Cornells was probably from a small place in the province of Zealand, just 
west of Mjdde.ibor.eh, on the Island of Walchern, called Hogelande; his wife 
Aeltje Ariens was a widow of Jacob Dircksen Vogel, who had left debts 
due him which Hooglandt endeavored to collect at Middelborch, in 1639, 
through an attorney, Magdelena Luycas of Amsterdam. The writer has 
in his possession an antique brass box, with embossed scriptural subjects on 
either side, inside the lid of which, scratched in the well-known hand-writ- 
ing of his graml-father, Dr. John Greenwood, in 1814, is a statement that 
u This box was brought to this country by one of the first settlers from 
Holland by the name of Homeland, and was given to me by one of the de- 
scendants, my wife. It was her grand-mother's father's " (meaning Johan- 
nes Hooglandt, father of Mrs. Elizabeth Cossart). " She (i. e., the grand- 
mother, Mrs. Cossart) died 22 years past, very old." Since she was born 
ifi 1706, as we have seen, she would have been aged about 86 years at the 
time of her death in 1792. Her spinning-wheel, ingeniously converted 
into a foot-drill by Dr. Greenwood, is still preserved; and the brass box, 
*?h!ch was attached to it, served to hold the steel drills. 

tradition enumerates among the various kinspeople of Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Hooglandt) Cossart, the families of Janeway, Hogewout. Clonpers and 
Kouwenhoven. We hud, on investigation, that her sister Sarah Hooglandt, 
twnt, ti Aug. 1708, married 2ij June, 1738, Jacob Janeway,* whose well- 
known son- George died at his residence on Chatham St., N. Y., 2 Sept. 1 826, 
*%<*{ 84; that her youngest brother Adrian Hooglandt, bapt. 31 Oct. 1716, 
a carpenter of N. Y., removed about 1740, with his second wife Catharine 
lifege.tfout, to Bridgewater township, Somerset Co., N. J., and there died in 

• Jacob Janeway d. in Somerset Co., N. J.. 1746, aged about 41; his wife died some 
*jtbr yean later. He Was the only child of William Janeway, purser of H. M. Frigate 
Richmond, Capt. John Evans* Which reached New York in )ct. 1693. In Mav, 1695, he 
oobuned the freedom of the city with the title of " gentleman." Favored by Gov. Fletcher 
(probably t>>r not fighting pirates), Capt. Evans obtained extensive grants of land without 
;.,:,'" •;"'' bin its and also in Orange County, and Win. Janeway ura.s his attorney and agent. 
1 •' ' •". .'■' carried in Aug. 1096, the rich widow of Henricus De Meyer, Agi ietje, eldest 
sMu. of Icjiriis i> c Kay; he was ainOns; the earliest vestrymen of Trinity Church, and with 
Jeremiah Tothil! hold Pew No. 35 in 1698; his wiii was "recorded i Nov. 1709. 



60 Certificates of Head Rights, Va. [Jan. 

the fall of 1782; there also resided his brother-in-law, John tfogewout, 

formerly a wheelwright of N. Y., who had married Mrs. C rt's cousin 

Elizabeth Hooglandt, bapt. f J Nov. 1G'J2, a dau;:lm i - I Joris II. o! s ' 
Island. Another cousin, Elizabeth Lefferts, l>. 172 1 (dan. of Ah. Left'* rts,* 
merchant of N. Y., by wife Sarah Hoo«i!aijdt), m. in 1 7 13, V ter ( I >p| 
sadler of N. Y., and Mrs. Clopper's cousin Antje Letferts, (dau. of Peter 
L.), m. in 17 48, Gerrit Kouweuhoven of FlatlamU, L. I.J 

B. 

Gen. Washington, § towards the close of 1778, speaks reprehensively of 
the free ainl open intercourse with New York which, on his arrival at 
Elizabeth Town, the 1st of Dec. he found prevailing, and orders were given 
to Gen. Maxwell, at the head of the Jersey Brigade, in the neighborhood, 
to surfer no person to pass unless permission should be previously obtained 
from Gov. Livingston and Reed., suggesting the first of every mouth for the 
purpose. Gov. Livingston, in a reply of Dec. 21st, pays: "Of all those 
who have applied to me for recommendation to the commanding otlicer at 
Eliz. Town to go to Staten Island or New York, not above one in twenty 
appeared entitled to that indulgence, and many of them were as venemous 
Tories as any in this country. It is either from a vain curiosity (extremely 
predominant in women), cloaked with the pretence oi s< 'uring their debts 
or effects, in which they seldom if ever succeed, or for the sake oi bu} ing tea 
and trinkets (for which they would as soon forfeit a second Paradise, as Eve 
did the first, for the forbidden fruit), thus they are perpetually prompted 
to those idle rambles The men are still more seriously mis- 
chievous, and go with commercial motives, j| and to secure capital quantities 
of British merchandise." 



CERTIFICATES OF HEAD RIGHTS IN THE COUNTY 
COURT OF LOWER NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. 

By J. Henry Lea, Esq., Cedarhnrst, Fairhaven, Mass. 

The Court Records of Lower Norfolk County, from which the 
following extracts are taken, are among the most ancient of the kind 
extant in this country, (latino- from May, 1037, and continuing in 
almost unbroken sequence to our own time. 

As is well known it was the custom from an early period in the 
history of the Old Dominion to grant fifty acres of land for every 

* Abr. Lefferts, a merchant of N. Y., b. in Flatbush, 1 Sept. 1092, was a son of Leffen 
Pieterse from Houghwout, N. Hoi land. 

f Peter Clopper, bapt. 21 Feb. 1718, a son of Cornells and Catherine (Grevenraet) CIop- 
per, grandson of Johannes Clopper by 2d wife Margareta Ha'gen, and rt.-pra.nd.-on of Cor- 
nelis Janszen Clopper, from Bergen ap Zoom, who m. in New Amsterdam, JS Oct. 165S, 
Heijlrje Ficters. Cornells (bed towards close of 1693, and his widow, in >« pt, 1G*>7, became 
the second wife of Soert Olphertzen. . 

% Much more of interest as to this branch of the Hooglandt family can be found in the 
recently published Hoagland Genealogy, pp. 17-50, though tin • i .. ncrous 

errors." r . _ 

§ Headquarters that winter were at Middlebrook (Bound Brook), Sora. Co , -V J. 

|j In the* parlance of the day, they carried on " London trading." 



1893.] Certificates of Head Rights, Va. 01 

person who was imported into the Colony, without regard to age, 
sex, or condition of life. The person entitled to this benefit made 
oath in his county court to the facts of the case, and a certificate was 
issued to him, on presentation of which to the authorities at James- 
town a patent was granted for whatever amount of land it showed 
to he due to him. 

These records of patents are now preserved in unbroken series at 
the Land Office at Richmond, and a few years ago an attempt was 
made to print abstracts of them {Richmond Critic, 6 January, 1889, 
ft seq.), but, most unfortunately, the periodical came to an abrupt 
end in 1890, and only 329 of the earliest of them were published, 
covering the period from 1623 to 1636 inclusive. It is greatly to 
be hoped that the task will be taken up again and carried out to 
completion as at first designed. 

The time at the writer's disposal being limited, he has only covered 
in his extracts the period from May, 1637, to May, 1666 ; but sub- 
sequent to the latter date many entries of great interest might be 
found. Comparison of these certificates with the patents published 
in the Critic is most interesting, as it will be seen that they largely 
illustrate each other. 

Many abuses of the privileges granted of course occurred, and 9 
December, 1712, a proclamation was issued by Gov. Spotswood, 
ordering all certificates to be examined and re-afnrmedw The fol- 
lowing entry will serve as a fair example of the methods to be com- 

batted : — "Certificate granted to — for 200 acres of 

land for his own importation into the Colony four times." 

Beside these land certificates the court books contain a vast amount 
of information which is of the more value as there are practically no 
other records extant. Wills, deeds, depositions, and occasionally 
banns of marriage, alternate in the dockets w r ith actions for debt and 
criminal procedures, the whole throwing a flood of light on the early 
history of the county which is well worth exploitation by some local 
historian who has the leisure to devote to the work. 

The few extracts which follow the list of certificates will give some 
idea of the scope and value of these entries ; they have been selected 
mainly with a view to illustrate the origin and early English con- 
nection of the emigrants. 

To the Clerk of the Court and his courteous assistants the writer 
must express his most cordial thanks for uniform kindness and facil- 
ities shown for thorough examination of the records in their charge. 
He would also express his obligation to Mr. Virginius Newton of 
ujehmond, Va., in whose behalf this search was undertaken, for 
kind permission to use these notes. 

At a Court holden 21 Nov. 1638 Thomas Melton (1)* was granted one 
Certifficate for the transportation of foure persons — videliz: himself in the 
hopewdl 1632, Anne Wallingson in the safety 1035. Gawin I^nca-te^ (2) 
in the Transport 1635, Edward Cooper in the Blessing 1637. 

* See notes at the end of the article. 
VOL. XL VII. 6* 



62 Certificates of Head Rights, Va, [Jan. 

17 Julie 1630. — William Layton hath made it apeare to this Court that 
he hath lands due to him for the transportation of the n sonnes wl 
names are spesified — A. George Earle in the Amiricaij 1037, Christofer 

stoape (3) in the saftie 1635, George Wade (4) in the primr II 

John Moore in the Blessing 1637, William Laytoune in the hopewell 
1627 (5). 

3 Ana. 1640. — Appears by oath of ffrancis Land (6) that ra r xpofer 
Burroughs (7) hath Transported three seruants into this Coliony whose 
names are heereonder meuchened. Jonathan Exfecketer, James Caulder, 
Thomas Hall (8). 

2 Nov. 1640. — Thomas Juey (lvey) hath maid appeare to this C >urt that 
he hath Transported into the Coliony three personnes: himselfe& his Wife 
in the Rebecca 1637, Willm Browne in the Blessiuge 1637. Witnesse 
John Sibsey (9). 

15 Mar. 1640. — Thomas Browne hath maid appere to this Court y* hee 
hath due to him 450 Acceres of Laud for Transportation of 9 persons into 
this Coliony whose names are as followeth: — It. Tho: Hall (8), Eliz: 
Baker, Tho: Blewett, Anne Morley, James Jouues, Gwine Merreydeth, 
Tho: AndreweSj Will: Hichkock, Tho: Browne. 

Ibid. — Whereas Jt appeareth to this Court by oath of Robt: Hayes That 
John Lanckfeild (10) Deceased hath Transported into this Coliony Two 
persons whosse names are as followeth and three Children borne in the 
Coliony whose names are as Hollo weth L. 

Servants. Children. 

John Tomson ffran : Lanckfeild 

John Shawe Sarah Lanckfeild 

Eliz Lanckfeild 

Ibid. — Robert Hayes hath maid appeare &c that he hath Transported 
into this Coliony two personnes for whom he hath as yett not taken vp 
ainy laud for whose names are as followeth. L. Humphrey Castell, Nicho: 
Crasse. 

15 Mar. 1640.— William Dauies (11) by oath of Willm Shipp (12) hath 
Transported to this Coliony one Willm Couldriell & hath not taken land vp 
for him. 

12 Aprill 1641. — These are to Certifie that Simond Hancock (13) hath 
maid appear to this Court that he hath due to him 50 accers of land by the 
Transportation of Abraham Thomas in to this Coliony in the Aliexander in 
Ann Dn 1637. 

6 Sept. 1641. — Capt. {John) Sibley hath made appear to this Court that 
he hath Transported into this Coliony Thesse fowre psons whose names 
are heere incerted: — Anthony aportugall in Anno 1636 Transported in the 
Georg, John ifarrer in the ffrances 1639, Jeanne Batterfeld in the Rebecca 
1640," John Crar'fett in the Alexander 1637. 

Ibid.—W Hoskins (14) hath Trans. &c John Goodder in the Aliex- 
ander 1637. 

Ibid. — M r Thomas Causson hath maid appear &c that he hath Trans. 
into this Coliony the psons whose names are as followeth — 

Jmp" himselfe Robert Brintnell Margaret Ralfe 

John More George Harrod Tho: Prichard 

Jeaue Gilbert ffran Simonds Richard Lee flu) 

Johnfford Henry Gridnei] Ch mThebou]d(16) 

Rich: Horton John Morris Edw.Linch 



1893.] Certificates of Head Rights, Va. 03 

26 May 1642. — M r John Watkins &c hath clue to him fowre-h unci red 
Acres of Land for ye Transportation of these persons whose names arc 
heere vnder written — Jesper Mantrisad, Edward Deane, Marmaduke Mer- 
ranton, Edward Trovell, Richard King, Elizabeth Silvester, Nathaniel 
Donchaster, William Johnson. 

Ibid. — James Warner (17) hath due 250 acres for Trans, of theise psons 
whose names are here under written — Humphrey Belt, Darmer ffashallou, 
John Hamon, Christopher Petty face, Stephen Block. 

5 July 1642. — John Holmes hath due 250 acres for Trans, of Tho: 
Gelton, Mary Smyth. John Smyth, Edw: Homes, Nicholas Browne. 

Ibid. — George Horner hath due 150 acres for Trans, tic of Geo: Horner, 
Ilellener Horner, Alice Horner. 

Ibid.-— Will Crouch hath due 150 Acres for Trans. &c in ye Shipp Cald 
y e ffrancis in ffebr: last Anno 1641 — Wilt Crouch, Mary Crouch his wife, 
John ffreeman his man. 

Ibid. — Lieut, ffrancis Mason (IS) hath. Made it appeare vnto this Court 
that there is due vino him Twelve-hundred and ffiftie Acres of Land for y e 
Transportation of theise whose Names are here vnder written w ca Land is 
allreadie surveyed 

ffrancis Mason Mary Mason his wife & Anne his daughter 

Alice Ganey Margerie Ganey Tho: Warters 

Merra Millow Marke Layneere Anthony Ribboone 

John Johnson Marke Provoose John Kingsberrie 

Nicholas Knowls James Rabbish Elias Harris 

Rich: Martin John Middleton Alice Ginkins 

Rich : Mauris Wodhain Jack Henry Jackson 

John Shaw Edw: Wheeler John Aris 

Robert Hill 

15 Dec. 1642. — Cornelius Lloyd (19) hath due three Thousand Acres 
for Trans of psons whose names are vnderwritten — 1. Tho: Turner, 2. 

Rich : Chapman, 3. ascor Chaympion, 4. kler windett, 5. Mathew 

Mull. 6. Henry Gutts, 7. Weston Brow, 8. Tho: Evans, (margined note: 

— Assigned to Sidney, against these 8) 9. even Callow, 10. Tho: 

Lustcomes, 11. bt: Smythwood, 12. Th Austine, 13. John Leiirh 

(20), 14. Rob Sorrell, 15. John rreil, Uj. Edw: orsey, 17. 

Rich: Starnellj 18. John Stibbs, 19. Tho: Parker, 20. Rich: Hunter, 21. 
Will: Wiilson (21), 22. PhilJipp Weston, 23. Witt Lemon, 24. James 
Smyth, 25. John Marshall, 26. John Belbury, 27. John Trent, 28. ifran: 
Barber, 29, John Brooke, 30. Tho: Bonner, 31. M r Wooilev, 32. John 
lhi< : <. 33. Tho: Simsou, 34. Tho: Gover, 35. James Miller; 30. Rich: 
Hitchcock, 37. Char: fflemine, 38. John Barnett, 39. Nich: Kent, 40. Geo: 
Smyth, 41. Math: Lem, 42. Rich: Dowries, 43. Tho: Goclbye, 44. John 

Rowles, 55. Tho: Lock, 46. Walter Meeres, 47. Richard ewllman, 43. 

Anne S r 49. Mary Stout, 50. Rich: Betts, 51. Will: gott, 52. 

John Browne, 53, Eliz : Hill, 54. wm: Sands, 55. Tho: Buckma^ters, 5\j. 
Tho: BriUague, 57. Rich: Day, 58. (blank) Piggott. 59. Witt Rends, 60. 
Wilt Stiliard. ^ °° 

16 Jan. 1612. — John Ball hath due ffifty Acres of Laud for his owne 
transportation (22). 

24 Apritl 1643.— Capt. Richard Persons hath 300 acres due for trans, of 
himself & these servants — John y e Negro his wife & Child, Basleano a 
Negro. Christopher an Jndian, ii'or his owne transport. 



64 Certificates of Head Rights^ 



15 May 1643.— M 1 Oliver Vanheck ('22a) hath due 300 acres for y e 

Trans &c of 

Peter Vanheck Oliver Vanheck Katherine Vanheck 

Will: Whissellwhite Johu Wase John Turner 

17 July 1643. — LLieut. ffran: Mason hath dne 2<'0 acn s for Trans &cof 
Joyce Wyer, Tho: Ward, Roht: Penn Sc Oliuer Crafts. 

15 Aug. 1645. — A Certificate of Land granted vnto M 1 Math: Phillipps 
en the hehaife of Henry Seawell an Orphant (sonne & heire of Mrs. Seawell 
deceased) for the trans, of these psous herevnder named Cc goed to bee 
Due vnto the sd Orphant upon Oath (vizt.) (23). 

Thomas Williamson John Smith Margaret Porter 

John Sucker Christopher Kivers Elizabeth Wood 

John Scott Josias Hatledge William Pryce 

Oliver Smythes Mary Rouge John Harvey 

John Edwards John Norrwood Richard Ilartyrave 

Thomas Smyth Robert Page _ William Juhnson 

Simon Peters Robert Turner Alexander Ow borne 

15 Oct. 1645. — Certificate of 50 acres of Land to {Francis Baker foi his 
own trans. &c. 

Ibid, — Certificate of 50 acres to Thomas Myles for transportation of 
Phillip Weston. 

15 Apr. 1646. — George Horner hath due to him 50 acres for trans, of 
one man servant named Richard Geft'eryes into this Collony. 

16 Nov. 1646. — Certificate of 100 acres to John Clarke for trans, of 
Anne Bradfeild & Elizabeth Gelding into this Collony. 

18 Nov. 1646. — Record of a Patent granted by Capt. John West, Esq., 
Govenor & Capt. Gen. of Virginia, to Capt. William Tucker (24), Esq., 
& one of the Counsel! of State, for 200 acres on N. side of Westernmost 
branch of Elizabeth River beginning at Allington Creeke &c, being due for 
trans, of fower psons whose names are in the Records menconed vnder his 
Patent dated July 1G35. 

15 Dec. 1646. — Certificate for 1050 acres to Deborah Glascock widdowe 
&c due for trans, of those Psons into the Collony here vndernamed (vizt) 
Robert Glascock & Deborah Giascock 
Elizabeth Bray John Bradwell 



these 7 are 
assigned ou r 
vnto Richard 
Whithurst. 



Robert Bird John Hebden 

ffrancis Bright William Burges 

Thomas Shepard Joseph Miller 

William Coleman Richard Tindley 

John Rigg Robert Tindley 

John Wilkinson Deborah Creswell j 

Mathew Read Robert Bowers 

Amye Edgar Peter Rigglesworth 

Henry Gardner 
15 Feb. 1646. — Certficate granted to John Marshall (25) for 100 acres 
&c for trans, of William Baxter & Elizabeth Colli rigs. 

27 Apr. 1647. — Certf. of 100 acres granted to John Browne for trans, of 
Patience Bowers & George Colvey. 

15 June 1647. — Grant of 300 acres to Thomas Sparrowe for himself 
& 5 psons whose names are in the Records. 

16 Aug. 1647. — Certf. granted to Capt. ffrancis Yardley (27) for 100 
acres for trans, of Simon a Turke & Johu a Negro. * 



1803.] Certificates of Head Mights, Va. G5 

]],;,!. — Certf. to John Sidney (28) for 250 acres due on oath of Capt 
John Sibley for trans, of Danyell Maly, Thomas Dunbon, Mary Peirce, 
Sarah King & Margery Brough, 

3 7 Aug. 1647. — Certf. of 250 acres to Andrew Nicholls for trans, of 
himself & Elizabeth his wife & 3 children, vizt. Andrew, Elizabeth and 
William. 

1G Dec. 1647. — Certf. of 50 acres to Thomas Myles for trans, of Sarah 
Rein olds. 

Ibid. — Certf. of 250 acres to Mr. Cornelius LLoyd for trans, of Thomas 
Wright, James Stringer, Thomas Garrett, Thomas Godby & Thomas Rad- 
ford. 

Ibid. — Certf. of 250 acres to Thomas Wright for trans, of Peter Vegoe, 
George Bustian, William Starling, Robert Langley & vrsula Baylie. 

23 Feb. 1647. — Certf. for 250 acres to Richard starnell for trans, of 
George Guest, Elizabeth Malam, Edward Webb, John Till & John Hilton. 

15 June 1018,— Certf. of 100 acres to Thomas Juy {Ivy) for trans, of 2 
persons (vizt.) willliam Butler & Joane Butler. 

Ibid. — M" Tho: Lambard (29) hath made appeare upon oath y l there is 
due unto him for the trans, of foure persons (vizt.) Tho: Cocks, Ann Cheter, 
Hen: Conaway & Susann Hartley. Marginal note — assigned to Ed: Hall, 
Chirugion. 

Ibid. — M r Thomas Lambard &c 500 acres for trans, of 12 psons (vizt.) 
Samuel Roberts, James Roberts, Math: Holmes, Huldy Chase, Robert Lus- 
ny, Will : Nicholson, John Taylor, Elizabeth Collins, Joseph Bow, Ellen Gal- 
lopp, Elizabeth Heues & Thomas Abbott. Marginal note — G to Cartwright. 
ditto— Sam. Roberts & Jas. Roberts assigned to John Morton. 

15 Jabj 1648.— Capt. ffrancis Yardley &c 950 acres for trans, of 10 
psons (vizt.) Elizabeth Garland, Mary Parr, Will: Smith, Thomas 
WJiittby. Will: Johnson, Nicholas Niclayson, Hannaball Spicer, Harman 
Mayer, Cornelius Johns, Paul Reyners, Peter Lanall, Will: Cooke, 
Edward Stanley, Edward Abbott. Grace Arnoll, Alee Ellis, Ann Stagg, 
John wells, Henry Selby. 

Ibid. — Robert Hayes hath due 50 acres for transportation of Elinor 
J canes. 

Ibid. — iFraucis Land hath due 250 acres for trans, of ffiue psons (vizt.) 
Jane Driner, Jane Ruddeford, Edward Long, John Johnson & Alee 
Young. 

15 Nov. 1048. — Symon Hancock hath due 250 acres for trans, of 5 
psons \\/j.. Peter Welding, Brigitt Elinis, Symon Robinson, John Cooper 
4 v George Hudson. 

Ibid. — Job Chandler hath due 300 acres for trans, of 6 psons, vizt Mary 
. ffrancis, Robt Bayly, John Martial!, Mary Allen, Eady Croudell & Tho: 
Kay ton. 

Ibi(L~-C&pt. ffrancis Yardlev hath due 400 acres for trans, of 8 persons 
vizk William Ellis,. Elizabeth ifoucks & sixe Negroes. 

15 Dec. 1048. — Will Cole (30) hath due 50 acres for trans, of one |>3on 
vizt Surah Melford. 

15 Feb. 1618,— -Capt. John Sibley hath due 350 acres for trans, of 
seauen psons vizt. John Peate. Arthur Watson, Tho: sherriife, Andrew 
wolson, James Millasha, Mary Euans & Barharij Carter. 

10 Apr. 16-19.—- Lemuel Mason (31) hath dew 400 ac" for trans, of 
ev £bt psoas vidzt. — Margarett Clitherby, Dorothij winekiord, Robt: 
Russell, Tho: Warde, Sarah Walker, Margaret Crofuies, Tho: Reijnolds 
& Robt: Winter into this Collonij. 



66 Certificates of Head Rights, Va. [Jan. 

Ibid. — Certf. for 100 acres granted to Tho: Adams for trans, of lien: 
Hinson & Oliver Crofts. 

Ibid. — Wm: Gaines (32) hath due 200 acres for trans, of 4 gsons vizi. — 
Alexander Ash, Alexander Rogers, James Scott & Sarah Mintorne. 

31 Oct. 1649.— Tho: Tod hath due 50 acres for ye trans, of Eliz: 
barnard. 

16 Mar. 1649. — Ccrtf. granted to Jn° Williams for 50 acres for trans, of 
Mary Wright p. and dew by m r Rich: Conquest (33) & assigned over unto 
ye sd Williams. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Jn° Dier (34) for 100 acres tfor trans, of rlrances 
Eldridge Oc Ellen Hodge his wife. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted vnto M r W m Moseleij (35) p. and due bij Oath for 
ffine hundred & ffifty acres for ye trans, of himself & Susanna his Wife, Wil- 
liam & arlhur his sonnes, Susan Robinson alias Cocker, Eliz: West. Ann 
lambert, Edw: foreman, Hen: lambert, Tost Williams & Tho: warrington 
Jnto ye Collonij. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Mr. Tho: Marsh for 50 acres for trans, of Robt : 
ffisher. 

18 June 1650.— Certf. granted to W m Shipp & Sara his Wife for 800 
acres for trans, of Aran: & Mathew shipp his 2 sonnes. Catharin Lee. Ja. 
sherles, Margaret Taijior, Derrea Jonson, Math : younger, Jn° Gillet, Brian 
scott, Ann steuenson, peeter patten, Edward Claborne, Bartho: Maynes, 
Rich d Goode, Margarett harington & Nicolas Wijett. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Jn° Stratton for 150 acres for trans of Jn° 
ffrancklin, Margaret Heath & patience tomelins. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Geo : Kempe for 100 acres for trans, of himself & Mary 
Hutchinson his wife. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Wm : Watts for 100 acres for trans, of Henry Merritt & 
Mary Rogers. 

15 Aug. 1650.— Certf. granted to Thomas White (30) for 100 acres for 
trans, of 2 servants vizt. John Biggs & George Goodman. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Thomas ( Geo. first written § interlined) Sawyer 
for 500 acres for trans, of Eleaven persons (sic) vizt. — himselfe, ffranees 
Sawyer, {Francis Sawyer, Robte ffitt, Margarett Yellow, Eliz Yellowe, 
William Heath, Margaret Carter, John Boringe, Anne Sawyer, & ffrancis 
Ellyott. 

Ibid.—Certi. granted to Lewis ffarinall for 150 acres for trans, of 3 
persons, vizt. himselfe, Elizabeth ffarinall his wife & Edmund Creekeman. 
15 Oct. 1650.— Certf. granted to Joane Yates for 50 acres for trims, of 
one maide servant Mary Syarlocke. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Bartholomew Hoskins for 50 acres for trans 
of one man servant Walter Denhara. 

Ibid.— CevtL granted to Richard ffoster (37) for 250 acres for trans, of 
5 gsons vizt. himselfe, Dorcas ffoster his wife, Dorcas ffoster his dan. 
Richard Streete & Henery Williams. 

15 Nov. 1650. Certf. granted to ffrancis Land for 200 acres for trans of 
4 Psons vizt. Darby Browne, Thomas Willson, William Sissell & Anne 
Graticke. 

Ibid*— Certf. granted to Nicholas Seaborne for 100 acres assigned by M r 
Richard Conquest for trans, of two servants John Arrundie & Margarett 
Greene. 

Ibid.— Certf. granted to Richard Whitehurst for 350 acres for 7 sen 
— -Afghiii Commoron, David Murrowes, Thomas Sanderson, Wiliiam 
Castle, Bartholomewe Ward, Mawhewe Mathias & Anne Lovell. 



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Hid. — Certf. granted to William Morton (38) for 150 acres assigned by 
Thomas Lambert gent., for two servants (sic) Anne Pates, Samuel Roberts 
& James Roberts. 

NOTES. 

1. A Henry Melton, aired 23, -was a passenger from Gravesend to Virginia 
in the David, Jo: Hogg, Mr., in Sept. 1685. Hotten' s Lists, p. 120. 

!2. Gowen Lancaster, aged 28, & Wili'm Wallington, aged 32, in the Transport 
of London, Edward Walker, Mr., 4 July 1635. Hotten, p. 101. 

3. Chri: Slope, aged 24, in the Safety, John Graunt, Mr., from London, x° 
Aug. 1035. Hotten, 122. 

4. Geo. Wade, aged 19, in the Primrose, Capten Douglass Mr. from Lon- 
don, 27" July 1G35. Hotten, 112. 

5. An Edward Layton, aged 30, was a passenger in the Hopewell, Thos. 
. I "Wood, Mr., London to Barbadoes, 17 Feb. 1634. 

Drake's Founders of X. E., p. 100. 
G. John Baker of Lynhaven parish in Co. of Lower Norfolk, Country of Va., 
singleman, sonu & heir appearant of John Baker, late of psh. of St Martins-in- 
tlu'-feilds, co. Middx., nere Loudon in England, late deed., sells to ffrancis 
: Land of Lynhaven afsd., all est. in Eug. in sd. psh. of St. Martins & in Hedge 

Lane in ye psh. afsd & in Benfeild towards Winsor in England afsd, or else- 
where in Eng. & all bills &c late in poss. of Elizabeth Baker, widdow, his 
mother, dee'd., &c &c, dated 15 Dec. & rec. 22 Mar 1653. 

7. In the Muster of Inhabitants of Va. in 1624-5 " m' Burrows and six of 
his men w ch are planted heare &c." at Burrows Hill near James City, may be 
this Christopher. Hotten, 231. 

Christopher Borrough appears in Deed 31 Jan. 1G40, at Norfolk. 

Pat. No. 323. Christopher Burroughs 200 acres in Elizabeth City bounded by 
the land of Capt. Adam Thoroughgood & the river Chesopeiac, als Lynn Haven, 
50 due him for his personal venture, 50 for his brother William Burroughs, 50 
for lus sister Ann Burroughs & 50 for a servant John Phillips, 1636. 

He was of the House of Burgesses 1645, 46 & 52. Died before 1671, leaving 

!son Benoni (and perhaps other issue) who in the latter year had Pat. of 944 
acres in Lynhaven and was a Justice of Princess Anne in 1700. 

Bichmond Critic, 4 Oct. 1890. 

8. Three Thomas Halls appear in the emigrant lists of 1635, all from Lon- 
don, viz., one aged 21 in the Plaine Joan, Rich. Buckram, Mr., xv° May, ano- 
ther aged 15 in the Assurance, Isack Bromwell and Geo Pewsie, Mr., circ. 24 
July, and another aged 21 in the Constance, Clement Campion, Mr., 24° Oct. 

Hotten, pp. 79, 111, 137. 

9. John Sibsey was living at Elizabeth Cittie, 16 feb., 1623, in the Muster of 
that date. Hotten, 185. 
' Probably identical with John Sipsey of Kiquotan, yeoman, who had Patent 
for 250 acres issued in 1624. He was Burgess for the Upper Parish of Elizabeth 
City, 1032-3, and of the Council 1636-7. Bichmond Critic, 26 May, 1889. 

He had Patents in 1635 for 1500 acres on Elizabeth River, and 1500 near an 
Island called " Crayne Point" now Craney Island, near Norfolk, for the impor- 
tation of 60 servants. Patents No. 174 and 175 in Va. Land Otlice. 

Ibid (date gone). 

10. John Lankfeild and (blank) Lankfeild (probably his wife) oceur in the 
LUt of Inhabitants, 16 Feb. 1623. Hotten, 182-3. 

In Muster of 23 Jan. 1624-5 :— 
John Lauckfild his Muster. 

John Lauckflld (sic) acred 24 in the Bona Noua 1621. 
Alice Lauckfild aged 24 in the Abigail 1621. 
Sammuel Kennell aged 30 in the Abigail 1621. 

Hotten, 258. 
Probate was issued on his will 2 Sept. 1640, being the first probate recorded 
In the Lower Norfolk Court. 

11. Mr. William Davues was app. one of the Commissioners of Lower Nor- 
folk Co., 15 Oct. 1663. " 

12. Court was held at the House of William Shipp 6 July 1640, and frequent 
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house which was formerly Robert Glascock's and also a Patent of Land which 
Glascock gave him before his death. (See note to Root rt Glas •■ t. ) 

13. Simon Hancock, planter, appears in the Records as i arly as 6 Feb. 
Before 26' May, 1642, he had married the relict and a . itrix of Gilbert 
Gave, dce'd, ami 22 June, 1624, Letters of Admin, were granted on '■'.'.- own 
estate to his -widow Sarah Hancocke, her sureties being Mr. Wm : Mo ilej and 
John Carraway. 

14. Barthelmew Hopkins appears in Muster of 1623 as of Eliz. City. And 
in 1G25 as Bartholmew Hoskms holds 100 acres in same by Patent. 

HoW n, pp. 183, 274. 

In the Va. Land Office, Patent 47, we find this grant as to Bartholomew Ilos- 
kins of Buck Roe* ancient planter, " who came to tins country befon tli 
parture of Sir Thomas Dale," 100 acres on Back Liver. I>>ued 162-1 
said by the annofator in the Critic to have been born 1601. Burgess for Lower 
Norfolk 1649 and 1654. Wife Dorcas living 1651. Critic. 26 May, i- !). 

He occurs as Bartholomew Hospkins, planter, 6 Feb. 1638, in the Court 
Records. 

15. A Richard Lee (or possibly Loe) aged 32 years, appears as witness 2 May 
1641, as a Juror 12 June 1047. when he signs by mark, and in 1655 as plaintiff in 
suit with Thos. Godby; he seems by entry of 15 Nov. 1655 to have been a car- 
penter. A letter of John Temple to Mr. Bridge, r< corded in Court 16 Jan. 163 '. 
advises that " Richard Lee is -now bound up the Bay with mee," he seems to 
have been in trouble at this time as many claim? were liled in Court against 
him. James Mullakins of Lynham in will dated 15 Oct. 1668, names his - : son- 
in-law" Richard Lee as under 18 years of age. and a Mary Lee, perhaps issue 
of Mullikins' wife Rosamond by a former marriage, and a Richard who occurs 
11 May 1681 is no doubt the latter. These Richards are of course not to be 
confounded with Col. Richard Lee, Clerk of the Council, Commissioner of the 
Quarter Court and Sec. of State for Virginia, with whom they were probably 
in no way connected. See Register, January. 1892. 

16. Perhaps this name should be Theleball, a well known Hugonot Family 
of Norfolk Co. 

17. Whereas fferdinando a negro sued Capt. Warner for his freedom p'tend- 
ing hee was a Christian & had hadd seu r rall yeares in England & therefore ought 
to seme noe longer than any other seru'ts that came cm of England accordinge 
to the Custom of the Country & alsoe p'duced seu r all papers in Portugell or 
some other language wch the Court could not understand wch hee alleadged 
were papers from seu r all Goucrno r s where he lined a freeman oc Where hee was 
borne wherefore the Court find noe cause wherefore hee should be free but 
Judg him a slaue for his life time, from wch Judgmt the said negro hath ap- 
pealed to the first day of the next Gen'all Ct. Ct. Hee. 15 Aug. 1667. 

13. Lieut. Francis Mason was one or the most prominent of the early settlers 
of the County. He appears to have been born about 1584 (being 40 years of 
age in 1624) and to have come to Virginia in the John and Francis in 1613, 
probably bringing with him wife Mary and dan. Anne, as recited in the Head 
Rights. This first wife probably died between 16 Feb. 1623 (when she appears 
in the List of Inhabitants) and the second Census of 2:3 Jan. 1624-5, when we 
find him with wife Alice, aged 26, who had come out in the Margett and John 
in 1622 (Rotten, pp. 188, 251). He was Churchwarden 6 July 1640, High Sheriff 
,5 Mar. 1646, but had resigned the. office before 15 Apr. 1643. He was one of the 
Commissioners of the Co. Court from its commencement until 15 Aug. 1643, 
when his name is found for the last time and, 15 Nov. following, Letters of 
Administration were granted on his estate to his widow Alice and son Lemuel. 
His son Francis, by the first wife, seems to have died young and the dau. Anne 
probably died unmarried, but another dau.. Elizabeth, became the wife of James 
Theleball, a French Hugonot. The sou Lemuel, of whom we shall have more 
to say under his own head, was by the second wife. There are some discrepan- 
cies in the records which cannot be reconciled, i. e., he is said to have been 40 
years of age in 1624-5, but 10 Jan. 1037, he testifies in Court that he is 42 years 
old, and another deposition is cited in 1641 in which his age is 46, which agrees 
with the last (Pack. Critic, 12 Juiv, 1890). The deposition of Jarvis Mason, 
aged 26, is also given 10 Jan. 1637, who may have been a younger brother of 
Francis; he is not heard of airain. Some connection with the Hart family is 
indicated by the following letter, recorded in Court 15 May, 1043:— 



1893.] Certificates of Head Bights, Va. CO 

Cosin ffrances Mason J pray deliuer unto Syinon Dre"n y r Cow and Calfe 
M <h this note makes Meneion of, & "what is clue to you J will see you satisfied, 
soe with ray Love J rest 

Your Loving Coseu to his power 
March y e 7 th 1642. (Signed) Tho: Hart. 

19. Cornelius Lloyd, by Patent No. 222, had 800 acres on Elizabeth River and 
Merchant's Creek, Head Rights for 16 persons not named in 1G35. Called in 
Patent of 1006 " of London, Merchant " (Critic. 25 Jan, 1890). Porn about 
1608, aged 33 in deposition of 1 Sept. 1646. Was in Virginia before 1640; Bur- 
gess for Lower Norfolk Co., 1642 to 1652; then Lt. Col., 1653; then ( ■. 1. ; Vir- 
ginia Carolorum, pp. 168, 185, 189, 199, 220, 232). He died before 10 Dec. 1654, 
when Ave find Power of Atty. from Elizabeth Lord of Elizabeth River, relict of 
Cornelius Loyd, to friend Nicholas Hart of New England, m r chant. Witni sses 
Thomas Lambert and William Turner. Recorded 12 Dec. 1054. His widow 
died before 28 Apr. 1658, when Power of Atty. is given by Thomas Evans of 
Citty of Kilkeney in Ireland to kinsman John Bellgraue of Kilkeny, gent., to 
collect all dues &c. in Va. which "did belong to my late sister Mrs Elizabeth 
Loyd of Elizabeth River &c." And later we have an agreement between William 
Carver of Co. of Lower Norfolk, Atty. for m r Nicholas Hart of Rode Jland in 
New England, for an estate left by Mrs Elizabeth Loyd. dee'd., of Co. afsd. ^ 
(blank) vnto Thomas & Mary Evans of kilkeny in Jreland-, by whiclrall differ- 
ences are settled with m r John Belgraue of Kingdom of Eng., Atty. for Thomas 
and .Mary Evans, dated 26 July and rec. 15 Feb. 1661. His brother, Edward 
Lloyd, was perhaps of Eliz. City in 1023 (Hotten. 182). Burgess of Lower 
Norfolk 1044-40, removed to Maryland before 1059 (Weill's Founders of MO,., 137). 
The connection shown with Nicholas Hart of Taunton and Poston and after of 
Warwick and Portsmouth in R. I. is most interesting. (See Savage II.. 307, 
and Austin's Diet, of B. I.. 310.) Nicholas Hart's wife, according to Austin, 
was Joan Rossiter, and his exact relationship with the Evans and Lloyds is not 

J apparent. 

20. A Jn° Lee appears in the Court Records 15 Aug. 1000. when Attachment 
was granted to Edward Walker for 500 lbs. of tobacco against the estate oi 

I Abraham Rouse in hands of said Lee. 

21. An inquest was held 15 Apr. 1002, on the body of William Wilson who 
was drowned by falling overboard from a vessel!, and Mr. John Cummings 
was cleared of suspicion of having been concerned . 

22. At a Court held 15 May, 1043, John Ball was sentenced to receive 30 
lashes. for stealing a boat. He was probably not connected with Richard Ball, 
planter, who had patent of 6 acres of land at 'Buck Roe in 1027. Patent No. So. 

Critic (date gone). 
22a. Katherine widow of Mr. Oliver v anheck makes grant of certain per- 
. sonal estate, 10 Sept. 1645, to her son John Vanheck before her marriage with 
George Mie. 

23. Henry Sewall the eider, Merchant, was a Burgess for Elizabeth City in 
1632. but before 5 July, 1042, was of Lower Norfolk. He died about 1044. and 
a settlement of his estate was had at an Orphan's Court held 25 Feb. 1649, as 
follows : " having mett Concerning the Estate of Hen : Sewell deceased, hy the 
opinion of the Co"- and Consent of Jn° Holmes, Overseer, and Mr. Lemueil 
Mason who hath Jnter married with Ann the dauther of the said sewell .It was 
agreed as follows :—The estate of Mr. Mathew phillipps late deed to be respon- 
sible for estate of said Hen : sewell as it was left at the decease of Alee ye wife 
of ye said H. S. by .Inventory £c and differences to be decided by 4 Jndi in-rent 
men Chosen on behalf of ye Orphants of ye said Sewell & Mrs. Anne Phillips 
afsd (sic) Administratrix"of said Mr. Mathew Phillips." The four arbitrators 
were Mr. Jr. Hill, Mr. Tho : Lambard, Jn° Holmes and Tho : Juy. The son Hen- 
ry was. ordered to be sent to Holland for his education in charge of Mr. Tho: 
Lee, who is spoken of as " his Kindsmans and seeming very desirous to haue 
the yough w th him." He seems to have been placed under the charge of one 
William Scapes, Merchant, of Yarmouth in England, and 22 Mar. 1653, he Mas 
bound apprentice to him for 4 years and 7 years service by consent of the 
Court. Scapes writes concerning him under date of 6 Dec- 1053, that " the 
boy hath beene hitherto verry sickley, he brought a distemper vppon hira from 
Virginia w dl has sfcucke bj him almost ail this time, w- : ~ was a Lardnesso in his 
boddy wch is now dcsolved & doeth begin to threiue, he can wright and sifter; 

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70 Certificates of Head Rights, Va. [Jan. 

well and could haue spo'ake ffrench and dutch £c." A deposition taken L8 June, 
1662, shows that the son Henry was born 1 Maw 1639; and another, 16 Aug. 
1672, mentions Henry Say well the Younger as "lated ic< is< d,"and that hiss 
and heir Ann, now the wife of Coll. Lemuel Mason, was born about 37 
years since. A Thomas Seawell had Patent of #00 acres on I'ocoson lliver In 
1635, and was perhaps connected with Henry Sewell the Elder (Patent 166 in 
Bichmond Critic). The connection with the Phillips family is uol clear 
seems probable that Alice, widow of the elder Henry Sevvell, n married to Mat- 
thew Phillips, and after her death he married again to the Anne w lio appears as 
his administratrix. 

24. Capt. William Tucker, " now commander of Kiquotan," had patent in 
1624 for 150 acres in Elizabeth City for head rights of George, Paul and Wil- 
liam Thompsonrthe brothers of his wife. Patent No. 32. Me was horn in 
1538; came to Virginia in 1610 in the Mary and James; he was [Jura 
Kiquotan 1619 and 1623, and commanded a force against t!i. Indians 

year. His wife, Mary Thompson, came in the George in 1623. as did her three 
brothers above named. He was Commissioner of Elizabeth City 1631. and 
member of the Council 1G27 to 1633. He was one of the wealthv mere! ants of 
the Colony. Ilotte.n's Lists, p. 244 ; Critic. 12 May, 

25. A Patent was granted in 1635 to Robert Giaseocke for 2 ■■• i :r - in Eliza- 
beth Co., adjoining Lieut. Cheesraan's land, for four-servants unmarried and not 
named. (Critic, 8 March, 1890.) He was deed, in 1646, as we learn • 
tiScate and shortly after the Court, learning that she intended marriagi with 
one John Feriiihaugh, and it being rumoured that she had a husband living in 
England (not having been the legal wife of said Glascock), fori ids the marriage. 
This slander seems to have been disproved, as they were married before~27 
April, 1647. John Fernihaugh's will was proved 5 July 1649, and Ids widow 
remarried before August, 1650, to Geo. Heigham. See also Note (12 ) to William 

| Shipp. 

26. Deposition of John Marshall, aged 42 years, taken 25 Pec. 1654. Query 
— if the John Marshall aged 21 in the Plaine Joan, London to Virginia, xv° Maij 

1 1635? Hotten'9 L ; sts. p. 30. 

27. Second son of Sir George Yardley, Ent., and Lady Temperance his wife, 
he was born in Virginia about 1623 [Hotten, p. 222). He married Mrs. Sarah 
Gookin, widow of Capt. John Gookin and formerly wife of Capt. Adam Thor- 
oughgood. He was for a time resident in Maryland, and in i i i ~>^ was of the 
Council there; returned to Virginia, and was Burgess for Lower Norfolk 1653. 
He is said to have died without issue. {Critic, 27 Jan. !>-.».; The tomb of 
Mrs. Sarah Yardley was still visible at Church Point, Princess Anne Co., with 
Coat of Arms (not given) and the following inscription— •• Here lieth ye body 
of Capt. John Gooking & also j ye body of Mrs. Sarah Yardley who was wife 
to | Capt. Adam Thorpughgood first, Capt. John | Gooking & Colioneil Francis 
Yardlev, who j deceased Avgvst 1657." 

28. Capt. John Sidney was High Sheriff of Lower Norfolk in 1662. 

29. Banns of Marriage of Coll. Lambard and Dorathy Mason, both of the 
parish of Lynhaven, were published in Court 17 May 1661. She may have been 
the daughter of Col. Lemuel Mason, but if so probabiy died before him as -due 
is not named in his will, q. v. 

30. in the Minster of 1624-5 for Elizabeth City we have William Cole aged 
26 came in the Neptune 1613, and Francis Cole aged 27 in the Susan 1616. 

Hotten's Lists, p. 245. 

31. Col. Lemuel Mason was second but eldest surviving son of Lieut. Fran- 
cis Mason (q. v.), and was probably born in Virginia after 1625. He was one. 
of the County Commissioners from 1640. Burgess 1654, '57. 5>, '59, '60, '63, '75, 
'85, '02 and perhaps other years; High Sheriff in 1664 and 1663; Major in 1656, 
Col. before 1676. His will dated 17 June 1605 was proved 15 Sept. 17<>2, and 
names his father, Francis Mason, deceased, wife Anne (who iras daughter and 
heiress, after her brother's death, of Henry Sewell, Merchant) (q. v.), sons 
Thomas, Lemuel and George, brother (in-law) Mr. James Theleball, daughters 
Francis Newton (wife of Mr. George Neicton), Alice, wife of Samuel Boush 
and widow of William Porten, Elizabeth, wife of T. Cocke, Margarett, wife of 
Mr. (torn), Ann, wife of (torn), Mary, wife of Mr. Walter Gee and Dinah; 
Sister Elizabeth Theleball. His widow Arme Mason, gentlewoman, '»■. h r will 
dated 30 < >ct. and proved 15 Mar. 1705, names dausrhters Frances Sai ■ ■:• G rge 
Newton's -widow who hud remarried to Major Francis Sayer), Alice Boush, 



1893.] Walter Haynes and Peter Noyes. 7) 

Mary Cock (sic) arid Dinah Thoroughgoodj and sons Thomas, Lemuel and 
George. There was also a daughter, Abigail, who before U May LOOO, was 
married to George Carford, at which date Lemuel Mason deeds them an island 
in Coratock, 1ST. C., she probably predeceased her fatler. His wife Anne was 
afflicted with lameness in her limbs as recited in a deed to her of 100 acres of 
land 17 Apr. 1671. 

32. The Muster of William Gayne of Elizabeth City in 1624-5 shows him to 
be aged 36 and to have come out. in the Bona Nova in 1G20. lie seems to have 
been in partnership with Kobert Newman. Hottt n. p. 233. 

33. Mr. Richard Conquest was elected one of the Commissioners of Lower 
Norfolk Co. 16 March 1649 and in 16G0 Mas High Sheriff. 

34. John Dyer had wife Frances who, 15 Aug. 1042, was under ccns'ire of 
the Court for undue intimacy with Richard Poole. 

35. Mr. William Moseley, Merchant, and family came to Virginia from Rot- 
terdam, and he seems to have at once taken a prominent position in the affairs 
of the Colony, being elected one of the County Commissioners at the same ses- 
sion of Court at which the above Land Certificate was granted. He was pro- 
bably a Goldsmith as we have record of a very splendid set of jewels sold by 
him to Cant. Francis Yardley in 1652, and which his wife Susan states that she 
had herself purchased at the Hague. His will dated 29 June was" proved 15 
Aug. 1055, he names in it cousin William Cockroft. grandchild Corker (compare 
the Susan Robinson al's. Cocker named in the Head Rights), wife Susan and 
sons William and Arthur. His widow could have survived him but a very brief 
period as Administration w r ns granted on her estate to her son William the same 
day as the probate of her husband's will. This son William married Mary, 
daughter and heiress of Capt. John Gookin, and died in 1072, and his widow 
remarried to Lt. Col. Anthony Law son; he left issue. Arthur, the second son, 
had wife Ann and numerous children; in 1696 and subsequent years he had 
licence to keep a tavern; he died in 1703. 

30. Tho : White, aged IS, was passenger in the George, London to Virginia, 
21 Aug. 1035. Rotten, p. 126. 

37. Richard Roster, aged 16, was a passenger in the Safety, 10 Aug. 1005, 
London to Virginia. Rotten, p. 122. 

38. William Morton of Elizabeth City came in the Margett and John in 1020, 
he was 20 years old at the Muster of 1624-5. Rotten, pp. 180-249. 

[To be continued.] 



DESCENDANTS OF WALTER HAYNES AND PETER 
NOYES, OF SUDBURY, MASS. 

By Frederick Haynes Newell, Esq., of Washington, D. C. 

The following facts were obtained for the greater part from a 
copy of an old manuscript, the original of which was written by 
John Haynes (b. 1684) describing the families of his great grand- 
parents Walter Haynes and Peter Noyes, who came to this country 
together and located in Sudbury. This was written later than 1772, 
since it gives that date, and was probably prepared when t\ie writer 
of the original was nearly 90 years of age. The manuscript was 
found among the papers of his grandson Samuel Haynes (b. 1737) 
by the hitter's grandson Wm. F. Haynes, and a copy was made by 
his cousin Chirk Lewis Haynes (b. 1807) the grandfather of the 
present writer, Frederick Haynes Newell. 

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary gives many of the more impor- 
tant of tliese names and dates, ind a comparison shows a remarkably 
close agreement in details. The old manuscript, however, gives 



72 Walter Haynes and Peter Noyes. [Jan. 

much information of the fourth generation and children succeeding 
— facts not otherwise recorded so far as has been ascertained. For 

historical narrative concerning Walter Haynes, Peter Noyes and 
their sons, reference should he made to the History of Sudbury, 
Mass., By Alfred Serano Hudson, published by the town in 1889. 

1. Walter 1 Haynes was bora in England in 1583, in the town of 

Suttoa, Mandeville, county of Wilts.* He also owned a house a id 
out-buildings in the village of Shaston, situated in the island of 
Purbeck; in the south-eastern portion of Dorsetshire. He, with 
family and servants, arrived in Bos:on in 1638, in ship Confidence 
(see Savage, also Register vol. ii. p. 108). In the same ship c:<me 
Peter Noyes, yeoman, of Penton, county of Southampton, with 
children and servants, 

Walter Haynes was a linen weaver, and was 55 years of age 
when he came to this country. About a year after his arrival, he 
with others removed from Watertown. having obtained a grant for 
a township named Sudbury, where they settled Dec. 22, 1639. He 
was mode freeman 1640, was representative in the years 1641, 1644, 
1648 and 1651, and was one of the Selectmen of Sudbury for ten 
years. He died Feb. 14, 1665, aged 82. {See Whitman's History 
of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 1842, p, 97.) 
Nothing is known of his wife Elizabeth. They hud children (date 
and order of birth not, known) : 
| i. Thomas, 2 d. single. 

3. ii. John, b. 1621, in England; m. Dorithy, daughter of Peter Noyes. 

4. iii. Josiah, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Xoyes. 
iv. SurFRAXCE, m. Josiah Treadaway of Watertown, and had children, 
v. Mary, m. Thomas Noyes ; no children. 
vi. , m. Roger Gourd and remained in England, inheriting the 

house of Shaston (probably the oldest of the children). 

2. Peter 1 Noyes came from England 1638, in the same ship with Wal- 
ter Haynes; brought with him 3 sons and 3 daughters.! He was 
then 47 years of age. His children were: 

i. Thomas, 2 m. Mary, daughter of Waiter Haynes; no children. 

5. ii. Peter, m. ; had 6 children. 

iii. Josnrnus, d. in Barbadoes; no children. 

£ iv. Doeithy, was 12 years of age when she came to New England 1038 : 

ra. John Haynes. 
j, y. Elizabeth, m. (i) John Freeman, had one son Joseph 3 and a daughter 
** who married Thomas Gats (?) of Stow and had several children; 

m. (2) Josiah Haynes. 

6. vi. Abigail, m. Thomas Plympton. 

3. John 2 Haynes ( Walter 1 ) b. 1621, in England; came to this country 
when 16 y. of age, one year before his father Walter Haynes (says 
the old manuscript), and lived at Watertown with Cusion (cousin?) 
Reed (or Rice) in the year 1637. He was freeman 1646, repre- 
sentative 1C63. He m. Dorithy, daughter of Peter ^'oyes, born in 
England. His will is dated Oct. 1, 1602. Children: 

7. i. Elizabeth, 7 b July 10, 1644; m. 1666, Henry Balcom. 

8. ii. Mary, h. 1047; m. Josiah Howe. 

9. iii. John, n. May 4, 1649 ; m. Ruth Ropar. 

* The will of widow Alice Haynes of Semley, Wilts., motherof Walter Haynes, is printed 
in the Register, vol. 39, pp. 2 f ;3-i.— Editor. 
I f See depositions bv and relating to Peter Noyes and other matters in the Reqistbb, 

vol. 32, pp. 407-10. —Editor. 

i 

i 



1893.] Walter Haynes and Peter Xo yes. \?, 

iv. Dokithy, b. 1651 or 1C52; m. Joseph Freeman of Sudbury; had two 
sons and a daughter, i. e., John and Joseph each had children, and 
Elizabeth m. but had no children. 

10. v. Peter, b. April 7, 1654: ; in. Elizabeth Rood (or Rice) of Marlboro". 
yi. Joseph, h. Sept. 7, 1656: killed in youth by fall of a tree, 
vii. "Thomas, b. 1658; died young of a fever: unmarried. 

11. viii. James, b. April, 1660; d. Oct. 15, 1732; m. Sarah Noyes. 
ix. Daniel, •' a single man pressed and sent a soldier to the eastward, in 

the year 1087 returned back as far as Boston and so died in K- ■ ." 
x. Rachel, m. John Lockard of Sudbury; no children. 

12. xi. Ruth, m. Joseph Noyes of Sudbury. 

13. xii. David, b. May 4, 1671; m. Tabithy Stone. 

4. Josiah 2 Hatnes ( Walter 1 ) born in England ? married Nov. 13, 1 C 16, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Noyes, widow of John Freeman. 
They had children : 

i. Josiah, 3 b. April 27, 1655; m. and had several children. 

ii. Caleb, :i pressed and so sent a soldier to the eastward, aud there died 

1687 a single man." 
iii. Joshua, m. Ann Easterbrook; had 3 sons all dying young, 
iv. Deborah, m. Jabez Brown; had children Sarah* arid Josiah. 
v. Abigail, b. Nov. 30, 1655(?) ; m. Hopestill Brown; had children : 1. 
Prudence ; 4 2. Edmund; 3. Caleh; i. Elizabeth) 5. Hope st ill ; 6. Sarah: 

7. Josiah; 8. Abigail. 

5. Peter 8 Notes (Peter 1 ), born in England: brought over by his father 
Peter Noyes in ship Confidence, in 1G3S : had children: 

i. Elizabeth, 3 m. — Hammond of VTatertown; left no children. 

ii. Mary, m. Geo. Mount] oy : had (1) Mary*) [2) Josiah) (3) Hannah. 
iii. Dorothy, m. Samuel Parris; had children: 

(1) Dorithy Parris,* rn. Hopestill Brown; no children. 

(2) Noyes Parris. d. single. 

(3) Samuel Parris, m. Abigail Fish: several children; she and her 
children dying, he m. 2d another Abigail Fish and had several 
children. 

(4) Mary Parris, m. Peter Bent ; several children, sons and daughters. 
iv. Sarah, m. Thos. Frink; had children: 

(1) Sarah Frink,* m. Bryant. 

(2) Abigail Frink, m. (another) Bryant. 

(3) Thomas Frink, had " collidge learning," m. Elizabeth "Wright, had 
several children, sons and daughters; he was settled minister 
in Rutland, afterwards at Plymouth, third at " Rutland dis- 
trict." 

v. Esther, m. Thos. Godfrey; had sons and daughters. 

vi. Peter, went to England 1G97; died of small pox in London, oninar- 

ried, left by will to town of Sudbury, for use of the poor, the mills 

in Sudbury called the " new mills/' 

6. Thomas Plympton, m. Abigail 2 Noyes, daughter of Peter 1 Xoyes, 
brought by him from England in 1638 ; had children: 

!i. Elizabeth 3 Plympton, b. Dec. 23. 1658; m. May 31, 1683, John Locke 
of Woburn; several children. (See Book of Lockes, p. 17.) 
ii. Thomas 3 Plympton, b. May, 1660; d. Aug. 1772, aged C3 years, " of 

the stone " : unmarried, 
iii. Peter 3 Plymfton, b. Feb. 1666; d. Aug. 14, 1743, aged 7S "of the 
stone " ; m. Abigail Thompson ; bad children : 

(1) Abigail 4 Plympton, m. Elijah Smith: had sons and daughters. 

(2) Jane Plympton, m. Joseph Curtis; several children. 

(3) Thomas Plympton, b. 1723; m. Ruth Thomas: had sons- and 

daughters. 
iv. Jane 3 Plympton, m. Joseph Darby of Stow; no children. 
v. Abigail 3 Plympton, d. single. 
vi. Mary 3 Plympton, m. Matthew Stone of Sudbury; no child* 

vii. Hannah 3 Plympton, m. Park ; no children. 

VOL. xlvii. 7* 



74 Walter Haynes and JPeter Jtfoyes. [Jan. 

7. Henry Balcosi, of Charlestown, m. 1666, Elizabeth 3 daughter of 

John 2 Hay nes ( Walter 1 ). See Charlestown Records. 
i. John 4 Balcom, b. about 1669 ; d. sinsle Aug. 28. 174:";. aged 7!. 
ii. Joseph Balcom. b. about 1672; in. Tabitlia X. ■■.•. i. n of Marlboro; had 

sons and daughters. He d. Sept. 17.1745,: ■: 173. 
iii. Elizabeth Balcom, m. Garshom Rice; bad sons and daughl i -. 

(See Rice Genealogy.) 

8. Josiaii HowF,, Marlboro', son of John Howe, m. May 18, 1671, Mary, 3 
daughter of John 2 Haynes ( Walter 1 ), b. 1647; had children: 

i. Mary 4 Howe, b. 1072: d. young. 

ii. Mary Howe again, 1674; d. young. 

iii. Josiah HowE,~b. 1678 ; m. 1st Abigail Bigh; m. 2d Marrablai ?) ; 

had several, children. 
iv. Daniel Howe. b. Mayo, 1681; m. Cloyse; several children. 
v. Dorithy Howe, m. John Prescott of Lancaster; several children, 
vi. Ruth Howe, b. 1684: m. 1st, Jehu Bowker of Marlboro', several 

children; 2d, Cloves of Frainingham ; no children. 

9. John 5 Haynes (John, 2 Walter') of Sudbury, b. May 4, 1649 : m. June, 

1683, Ruth, daughter of John Ropar of Charlestown. She was b. 
April, 1655. ("Two of her brothers, Ephraim and John, with two 

of Ephraim's ■ were all killed by the Indians at Lancaster/') 

Children: 
14. i. Joux. 4 b. Aug. 14, 1084. 

ii. Ruth, b. Mar. 4. 1686; in. Nov. 1782. Joseph Goodnow; no children. 

iiii. Dorlthy, b. March 29, 1687-8: d. June 5, a. 20, single, 
iv. Deborah, b. July 30, 1690; m. Ebenezer Learnard of Oxford; several 
children. 
v. Rachel, b. July 20. 1693; m. Jacob Holmes of Worcester: (1) Josiah 5 
Holmes, d. unmarried; (2) Mary Holmes, in. Ephraim Goodnow, 
no children. 
vi. Josiaii. b. July 10, 1696; m. Persia Knight of Sudbury; children: 
(1) Elizabeth^ m. Augustus Moore of Sudbury: several children. 

!(2) Moses, b. July 4, 1725; drowned Aug. 4, 1739, a. 15, in Conant's 
mill pond in Concord. 
(3) Perais, m. Daniel Stone of Framingnam ; several children. 

10. Peter 3 Haynes (John? Walter 1 ), b. in Sudbury, April 7, 1G54; m. 
Jan. 2, 1677, Elizabeth Rico of Marlboro' ; had children: 

i. , 4 d. young. 

ii. Elizabeth, m. Ebenezer Graves of Sudbury; several children. 

iii. , daughter, d. young. 

iv. Peter, b. June, 1085; m. Love Sherman of Sudbury; several children. 
v. Joseph, b. 1087: m. 1st. Dinah King of Sudbury; and she and her 

children dying lie m. 2d, Mary Gats of Stow; several children. 
vi. Mary, m. HezeMah Rice (or Reid) of Framingharh ; several children. 
vii. Sarah, m. Samuel Mo.ore of Framingnam; several children, 
viii. Daniel, ra. Lydia Rupel of Woburn: sou- and daughters.* 
ix. Esther, m. Gasaon Reid (or Rice) of Worcester; several children. 
x. Phineas, b. about 1700; unmarried; drowned June, 1772, a. 72. 

11. James 3 Haynes {John; Waited), born April, 1660; died Oct. 15, 
1732, aged 72; married Sarah Noyes ; had children: 

i. James, m. Susanna Woodward; had one child; she dying he m. (2) 

Mary Rairg; had two sons., 
ii. Sarah, m. Daniel Noyes ; several children. 
iii. Abraham, d. "with fitts"; unmarried, 
iv. Rebecca, m. Samuel Willis of Sudbury ; d. in childbed ; no children. 

* Daniel probably had son Jonas, grandson Daniel, great-grandson Walter, bora 17S9, 
and living in Brimneid, Mass., at age of 102 (in 1891). ' This iattei had son Daniel living at 

BriioJkdu, 



1803.] Walter Haynes and Peter Xoyes. 75 

vi. Abijah, m. Elizabeth Smith; several sons and daughters. 

vii. Tn ixkful, m. Jab( /. Puffer; had : (1) Jamt s s Pufi r, (2 I Josiah Putft r. 

viii. Dorithy, m. Samuel Puffer; had one daughter and several - ms. 

12. Joseph Notes of Sudbury, m. -Ruth, 3 daughter of John 2 Haynes 

( Walter 1 ), had several children who died young, also: 

i. Daniel, m, 1st, Sarah Ilayues, several children; she dying he m. 2d, 
Sarah Gott ; several children. 

ii. Peter, b. May 22, 1700; deacon of church in Sudbury : m. Elizabeth, 
daughter of John 3 Clapp (Nathaniel*, Nicholas 1 ). " See Clapp Gen- 
ealogy, p. 210. She dying, he m. 2d, Keziah Fish, had one sou 
named Peter. 

ill. Joseph, m. Elizabeth Gilbert; several children. 

13. Daniel 3 Haynes (John, 2 Walter 1 ), born in Sudbury May 4, 1671; 

in. Tabithy Stone of Framingham ; had several children all dying 
young, save daughter : 

i. Abigail,' 1 m. L T riah Moore; several children all dying save one son : 
(1) David 5 Moore, m. Hannah , and had several children. 

14. John 4 Haynes {John? John, 2 Walter 1 ), born in Sudbury Aug. 14. 

1684; m. 1st, June 23. 1710 or 1711, at age of 27, Anna Hubbard 
of Hadley (she being then 20 years of age). She had four children 
and died Feb. 14, 171(3. He m. 2d, July 2, 1725, Tabithy Cutler, 
widow. 

i. John, 5 b. 1712: m. Mary Taylor of Southboro'. 
15. (I) Samuel,* b. in Sudbury 1737; m. Dolly Hammond of Sudbury. 

ii. Anna, in. Abner Cutler of Rutland (?) ; several children. 

iii. , died in infancy. 

iv. — : — , ;1 " 

Children of 2d wife: 

v. Nahum, b. Aug. 24, 172G; d. Sept. 23, 1711, a. 16. 

vi. Tabatha, m. Eiisha Harrington of Holding; several children. 

15. Samuel 6 Haynes (John, 6 John, 4 John? John, 2 Waller 1 ), born in Sud- 

bury, 1737; m. Dolly Hammond of Sudbury; d. May 6, 1725. 

i. Polly, 7 b. 1764. 
ii. Susannah, b. 1765. 
iii. " b. 1767 ; again. 

iv. Benjamin, b. 1769. 

v. Edward, b. 1772 in Sudbury; m. ^aney Leeds of Dorchester. 
(1) Wm. F. 3 Haynes. 
16. vi- John, b. Jan. 29, 1774, at Sudbury; m, 1st, Susannah Smith; m. 2d, 
Lydia Jennison. 
vii. Daniel, b. 1776. 
viii. Martin, b. 1779. 
ix. Hannah, b. 1781. 

18. John 7 Haynes (Samuel, 6 John, 5 John, 4 John? John? Walter 1 ), born 
at Sudbury Jan. 29, 1774; died at Newton Jan. 25. 1859; lived at 
Sudbury, Koxbury and Newton; m. 1st, Susanna Smith, who died 
Dec, 11, 1808; m. 2d, Lydia Jennison; d. April, 1346. No chil- 
dren by 2d wife. 
i. Sarah, b. Dec. 14, 1797. at Roxbury; m. Reuben Hunting, 
ii. Maria, b. Oct. 10, 1799; m. I. W. Gorton. 

iii. Susanna, b. May 7, 1801, at Medford; in. J. Davenport; shed. ISC3. 
iv. John, b. Dec. 30, 1802: d. 1868, unmarried. 
v. Salmon Hazleton, b, April 18, 1805; d. 1882, unmarried. 
vi. Clark Lewis, b. Oct, 28 1807.; d. June 2. 1891; in. April 14, 1835, 
Aim Tierce. Children: (ly-Annu MnrM (Ntwdl). (2) Susan 
Francis. (3) jfredertek. (4) Elizabith (Jlqpp* 



i i 



76 The Widow of David Thomson, [Jan. 



THE WIDOW OF DAVID THOMSON. 

By Frank. W. Hackett, of Portsmouth, N. H. 

Every new fact relating to the fortunes, or the family, of David 
Thomson, the first settler of New Hampshire, is, it is hardly needful 
to say, of historic interest. Landing early in 1623, with his little 
band, at the mouth of the Pascataqua, building there a substantial 
house, and fortifying it ; in 1626 himself removing with wife and 
child, or children, to an island in Boston harbor, that to this day 
bears his name,— and dying soon after, the little that is known of 
Thomson's career excites a desire to ascertain what manner of man 
he was, and what, in its fullest bearings, was the purpose of his 
coming hither. 

It is to be hoped that records will some day come to light Uizt 
shall make us better acquainted with these "old planters," whose 
courage and enterprise entitle them to grateful remembrance. Mean- 
while it is a pleasure to announce that a mystery is at last dispelled 
which hitherto has attached to Thomson, and has long perplexed our 
local historians. I refer to the fact now made certain that the widow 
of David Thomson became later the wife of no less a personage than 
Samuel Maverick. 

The date of Maverick's marriage to Mrs, Amias Thomson is con- 
jectural, but of the occurrence of the event itself there can be no 
doubt. Thomson died r soon after" coming to Thomson's Island, 
probably in 1626. His widow was married to Maverick, perhaps 
late in 1627.* The Reverend William Blackstone was at hand to 
perform the ceremony according to the rites of the Church of Eng- 
land. 

It may interest the reader to learn how it has lately come to be 
known that Amias Maverick was none other than Amias, widow of 
David Thomson. 

Being engaged in the preparation of a volume upon Samuel 
Maverick, to be printed by the Prince Society, I could not but be 
struck with the value of the clues afforded by a letter of Amias Mav- 
erick, addressed to Kobert Treiawny, of Plymouth, a friend of her 
father, and one who "loved" her first husband. The letter, which 
will be found at page 76 of that admirable volume "The Treiawny 
Papers," edited by James Phinney Baxter (Documentary History 
of Maine, vol. iii., Portland, 1884), is dated 20th November, 1635, 

* Governor Bradford's Letter Book (Collections of the Massachusetts Historical So- 
ciety, 1st Series, vol. 3, page 6.3) gives the name of " Mrs. Thomson" as a contributor 
to the expense cf removing Morton. The letter sent to England with Morton bears date 
June 9, !C2S; ana from anexpression of Bradford it might be inferred ih-ai Mrs, Fhonison 
contributed " at the same time." It is to be observed, however, that the pi . . - igain -t 

Morton were not suddenly conceived, or executed; and Gov. Bradford may have alluded 
to a subscription list (confessedly imperfect), begun possibly as early as lb'27. 



1893.] The Widow of David Thomson, 77 

at "Nottells Hand in Massachusetts Bay." The writer therein refers 
to her "fatherless children ' ; by "her first husband. 

At the suggestion of Mr. Baxter, I addressed a letter of enquiry 
to the historian of Plymouth, Mr. K, N. Worth. My letter spoke 
of Samuel Maverick and David Thomson, as in my belief connected 
in business relations, and both devoted to the interests of Gorges. 
I asked if some traces of Thomson were not to be found in the church 
records at Plymouth, or something to indicate who was Amias 
Maverick's father; and I enclosed a copy of the seal used by Mrs. 
Maverick. 

Mr. Worth very promptly responded as follows, under date of 
11th September, 1891 : 

I think there is a clue to Amias Maverick's identity, which I will try if 
possible to follow up further. Her seal is what is called a merchant's murk, 
and I believe it to be that of Moses Goodyear, who was originally Robert 
Trelawny's partner in the New England grant in 1681, but who soon after 
disappears. His wife was a daughter of Abraham Jennings, a merchant of 
Plymouth, and I believe is the lady in question, though unfortunately as 
yet I can't put my hand on her Christian name. That she should use 
Goodyear's seal is quite natural. Goodyear was probably about the same 
age as Robert Trelawny, who was born in 1598, and his widow therefore 
would be quite of reasonable age to marry Maverick. 

As to Mr. Clemett I have no doubt he is John Clement, whom Robert 
Trelawny made an overseer of his will in 1639; and who may or may not 
have been the John Clement who was mayor of Plymouth in 1615, 

It is negative evidence, but the oniy other Plymouth families of note at 
this time connected with merchantry, whose names began with G, were 
Gorges and the Gayers (these connected with the Trelawnys), but she can't 
be placed among them. 

Thomson I believe will be hopeless, unless accident helps, It is such 
a common name that I feel convinced that it does not occur, as you want 
it, in the town records, all of which have passed through my hands. 

With exemplary kindness Mr. Worth continued his researches, 
until he was enabled to communicate the gratifying intelligence that 
he had found what we were after, and hit upon a true solution of the 
difficulty. The following is a copy of his letter : 

4 Seaton Avenue, Plymouth, Nov. 5, 1891. 
My dear Sir: 

The Amias Maverick mystery is solved, and with it a part of the David 
Thomson. I have been hunting the registers of an old parish church here, 
the only one up to the date in question — St. Andrew's, At first I got no 
trace, and found no Amias among the baptisms. Amy and Annis and 
Avice there was, but nothing more. Having exbaused the probable years 
of birth, I turned to the weddings and soon found that Moyses Goodyeare 
married Ann Crane, March 21, 1619. 

So that failed; but at length I worked backward, and in 1613 came on 
this entry, under date July 13: 

David Thomson and Amyes Coile. 



78 Descendants of Henry Crane of Dorchester, [Jan. 

So jour two mysteries when run to earth turn out to be one. It is one 
of the most curious coincidents in my experience. 

You nerd have no doubt as to the identity. I found no other Auaias or 
Amyes for at least forty years, and no other Thomson. lie was evidently 
not a Plymouth man. Quite as clearly she was a Plymouth woman, : : 
though I could not find the entry of her birth, the Colles or Coles were a 
Plymouth family: and about the time when she must have been bom there 
were four Coles having children baptized year by year, — Thomas. Vincent, 
William and Robert. There are a few illegible names in the register, and 
a month here and there is recorded as wanting in the hater decade- of the 
sixteenth century, or site may have been baptized in an adjacent parish; 
but Amias Maverick is clearly Amyes Thomson, who was Amyes Colle or 
Cole. I am delighted to have been able to ran her to earth. The seal 
clearly could not have been hers, or her husband's, though had the G been 
a C it might have been her father's. I suppose there is no chance of the 
original being a C. 

I also came across the entry of the baptism of John Winter, which I bad 
been told could not be found. John Wynter, son of Robert Wynter, was 

baptized July 6, 1595. That may be of use to you 

Yours respectful! v, 

R. X. Worth. 

As for the seal, one may say after a minute examination that it is 
by no means certain that the letter is not a "C," after all. Curi- 
ously enough the seal that Amias Maverick uses is identical with 
that adopted by Richard Vines. (See vol. vii., 4th Series, Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society Collections). To this identity in the 
employment of a seal Mr. Baxter lias called attention in a note to 
the Trelawny Papers. It is not beyond the range of possibility that 
the circumstance of an identical seal, thus used, may lead to some 
discovery of consequence. 

Nor is it unlikely that the marriage of Samuel Maverick and Mrs. 
Amias Thomson thus ascertained may have been the hrst wedding 
by church ceremony of our English ancestors upon the soil of New 
England. 



HENRY CRANE OF DORCHESTER, MASS., AND SOME OF 

HIS DESCENDANTS. 

Compiled by Miss Emily Wilder Lkavitt, of Boston, Mass. 

[Continued from vol. 46, page 218.1 

7. Stephen 4 Crane (Benjamin* Stephen? Henry 1 ), bom in Brain tree, 
May 19, 1734, removed to Canton, Mass., where lie built a house 
on the shores of Punkapoag Brook, near its junction with the 
Neponset river. A short distance below his house, a paper mill 
had been built in 1730, by a company, one of whom was Daniel 
Henchman, book-seller end publisher oi Boston, which was run for 
a few years but could not be sustained. *.' In 1 i CO th*j business was 



1893.1 Descendants of Henry Crane of Dorchester. 79 

again revived by James Boies of Boston, who procured a paper maker 
from a British regiment then stationed in Boston, by the name of 
Iiazeltori, who obtained a furlough long en#ugh to set the mill to 
work."* Tins was carried on in rather a small way until the revolt 
of the colonies threw them on their own resources in this as well as 
in bo many other manufactures. 

As business increased many more workmen were called in, amongst 
whom were two sons of Stephen Crane, Stephen junior and Zenas. 
After the former became skilled in the work, he went to Newton 
Lower Falls where he built and managed a paper mill oi his own. 
Stephen Crime married, Nov. 13, 1762, Susannah, daughter of 
■ Nathaniel 3 and Susannah (Tucker) Badcock," who was born at Mil- 
ton, Feb. 7, 1742- They had children.: 

i, Luther, b. .March 10, 1704; m. May, 1S0G, Jane Morton; d. Oct. 16, 
1843. 

ii. Stephen, Junior, b. Jan. 2. 1700: m. Elizabeth Gardner of Brighton, 
Mass.; cl. 1802. 

iii. Philemox, b. Jan. 7, 1709, d. Feb. 12. 1709. 
| . .. iy. Susanwaii, b. June 7, 1770. 

v. Nathan, b. May 15. 1774; m: Oct. 19, 1806, Avis Harrington of Water- 
town, Mass., who cl. March 10. 1813; he m. 2d, Dec. 25, 1813, Susan 
Hastings of Waltham, Mass., who was born Oct. 16. 17S7; d. July 
25, 1862; he d. Sept. 21, 1820. 
11. vi. Zenas, b. May 9, 1777. 

8. Thomas 4 Crane {Thomas? Ebenezer? Henry 1 ), born at Braintree, 
Feb. 1 G, 1735. early removed to Boston, where he first engaged in 
trucking, then as a wharfinger. In 1772. he with his wife Ann sell 
a brick house that stood next the Green Dragon; in 1783, he owned 
a house on Essex Street; in 1784 Ebenezer Woodward, whom he 
calls his brother-in-law, deeded a certain portion of a wharf which 
Ebenezer Woodward had purchased of Leonard \ "assail Borland, 
under the name of Borland's wharf, to Thomas Crane, which was 
from that time called Crane and Woodward's wharf. Here the two 
pursued their several avocations, Mr. Woodward as cooper and mer- 
chant, and Thomas Crane as wharfinger, with joint partnership in a 
salt wharf adjoining which they held in common. Just before his 
decease, Ebenezer Woodward gave a deed of the whole to Thomas 
Crane. Later this wharf was known as Central Wharf. 

Thomas Crane married Ann, probably a daughter of Richard and 
Ann Pattishall. Richard Pattishal took his degree at Harvard, of 
B.A. 1735; M. A. 1738; preached occasionally and was also a 
teacher of a private school in the north part of Boston, " on Hanover 
Street three houses below the Orange tree, in Mr. Bradford's house "f 
His father, Robert Pattishall, a wealthy merchant of the city, bought 
four thousand acres of land above Saco river falls from Major Wil- 
liam Phillips, 16, 1. 1667.J His brother, Richard Pattishall, had 
removed to Pemaquid, Maine, and owned a sloop v. Inch plied 
between that point and Boston. This sloop, as it lay near the bar- 
bican, in 1689, was that used to convey the trembling fugitive* from 
Pemaquid Fort, after the massacre by the savages, to Boston, 
although. Richard Patishell himself was slain. 

* Register, 187-5, pare 158. 
t Register, 1847, pasre 614. 
+ York Deeds-, Book II,, page 172. 



80 Descendants of Henry (J vane of Dorchester. [Jan. 



In liis will drawn Feb. 8, 1791. probated Sept. 12, 1791, Thomas 
Crane mentions his wife Ann, bis brother Joseph Crane, cordwainer, 
of Braintree, and his mother-in-law Mrs. Ann Patteshall, but no 
children. 

Dec. 2, 1803. Hannah, widow of Thomas Crane, who had mar- 
ried William McKean, gives a lease of " Woodward's now Central 
Wharf, with store, warehouses, etc."* 

9. Joseph 4 Crane (Thomas? Ebenezer? Henry 1 ), baptized at Braintrce, 
Sept. 11, 17-37, a cordwainer by trade, resided at Braintree, part of 
the time occupying the same house with Benjamin Savil. He mar- 
ried, Dec. 20, 1757, Mary, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Blan- 
chard) Savil, who was born Nov. 24, 1739, died Aug. 1, 1809; he 
died 1810. They had children: 
i. Joseph, Junior, b. Aug. 1760; m. Sept. S, 1782, Ruth Wales of 

Dorchester, 
ii. Lemuel, b. 1762. 

iii. Mary, b. Feb. 19, 1704; m. Sept. 21, 1800, Byron O'Neal, 
iv. Ebexezek, b. Feb. 23, 1766; m. July 26, 1792, Ruth Ladden; he d. 

Oct. 1, 1836. 
v. Hannah, b. March 27, 1763 ; m. July 25, 1791, Peter Keating of Boston ; 
d. June 14, 1830. 
12. vi. Thomas, b. May, 1770. 

vii. Elisha Thayer, b. July. 1773-4: m. Oct. 28, 1797, Rebecca Trench; 
d. Sept. ; 1853. 

10. John 4 Crane (Abijctk, 3 Ebenezer? Henry 1 ), born at Braintree, Dec. 7. 
1744, when only fifteen years old volunteered to serve in the army as 
a substitute for his father, who had been drafted but U as in delicate 
health. 

On his return, John, with his eider brother, Abijah Crane, junior, 
learned the housevvright's trade, and together they bought, in 17G7, 
of Andrew Belcher, a house, land and a shop in Boston, on Nassau 
Street, now Tremont, near Dr. Byles's meeting-house, and butted by 
land of Deacon John Eliot, John Withington, and directly opposite 
what is now Ilollis Street, where Joseph Lovering's tallow chand- 
lery stood. Further down Tremont Street, on the part then called 
Long Acre, near the old Province House, Adino Paddock, a Loudon 
coach maker, owned a large estate. He had some young eirns 
brought from the Robbins farm at Brush Hill in Milton, by John 
Crane and Gilbert Deblois, and they set them out opposite Major 
Paddock's place before the South or " Granary" Burying Ground. 
Paddock was then a captain of a train of artillery composed of 
mechanics, in 1774, and in that John Crane received his military 
training. 

Both John and his brother Abijah were hot patriots, and it was at 
their shop that some seventeen men under disguise of Indians, late 
in the afternoon of Dee. 1 6, 177o, started for Griffin's (now Liverpool) 
wharf, where three Indiamen, laden with tea, were anchored. As 
they went through the narrow, crooked streets, a crowd of men and 
boys swelled their number to about seventy. 

When abroad ships, as John Crane was down in a hold Hinging 
out the tea chests, one of them fell upon him and he was picked up 
senseless, to all appearance dead. Some of the men carried him 

* Suffolk Deeds, vol. 207, folio 168. 



1893.] The Snow Genealogy. SI 

ashore and bid him under a heap of shavings Id a carpenter's shop 
near by. 

After the passage of the Boston Port Bill, John Crane, finding it 
hard to support his family in the stagnation of trade that ensued, 
removed with his partner Ebenezer Stevens, to Providence, R. I. 
Soon after, the news of the fight at Banker Hill roused them; they 
immediately raised two companies of artillery, marched to Roxbury 
and joined Colonel Gridley's regiment; when Crane was appointed 
major and Stevens captain in the Rhode Island Train Band. 

From this time until the close of the war. Major Crane wa> in 
constant service. July 8. 1775, he, with Major Topper and a com- 
pany of volunteers, attacked a British advanced guard on Boston 
neck and routed them. He commanded a breastwork on the neck 
during the siege of Boston; January 1, 1776, he received a commis- 
sion as major in Knox's regiment of artillery, and went with the 
army to New York. Sept. 14, 1776. a part of one of his feet was 
shot off whilst he was cannonading a British frigate that was run- 
ning by Codaier's Hook, and was thus disabled for a time. Jan. 1, 
1777, he received a colonel's rank and raised a regiment in Massa- 
chusetts u which was officered chiefly by those who had been trained 
under Paddock, Gridley and Knox, which was principally employed 
in the main army near the person of the commander-in-chief and 
was relied on as an essential auxiliary in the most important battles. 
No military organization in the army participated in so many 
eventful scenes or won more laurels; {tortious of it v/ere with Sulli- 
van in the Rhode Island campaign; with Gates at Saratoga and in 
the heroic defence of Red Hook on the Delaware; he was brevetted 
brigadier general, Sept, 30, 1783. ,; * He was a member of the 
Cincinnati. 

After the war was ended, Colonel John Crane formed a partnership 
with Major Lemuel Trescott and removed to Maine, where they 
engaged in the lumber trade on Passamaquoddy Bay. 

John Crane married, 1767, Mehitable, daughter of Samuel 
Wheeler, who was born 1746; he died at Whiting, Maine, Aug. 26, 
1805. They had children : 

i. John, Junior, b. 1768. 

ii. Alice, b. 1770. 

iii. Mehitable, b. 1771. 

3 V. A'iUAR, 

v. Isaac. 

vi. Charlotte, b. 173?. 

[To be continued.] 



THE SNOW GENEALOGY. 

By Mrs. M. L. T. Albek, of Troy, N. Y. 

Nicholas, Anthony and William Snow came over early, There 
was also a Richard of Wo burn, and Thomas of Boston. Anthony 
married Abigail Wnrren, and lived in Plymouth and Marehfield, and 

* Maissacfecfsetts Society of tat- Cincinnati, p. 151. 
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j 

82 The Snow Genealogy. [Jan.. 

had one son Josiah, and daughters. Josiah had no sons. These 
three are supposed to be related. William was an apprentice, mar- 
ried a Barker and went to Bridgewater. Mitchell has an account 

of his descendants, which are found late?* in Providence. 

1. Nicholas 1 Sxow came in the Ann in 1623, and had share in the 
division of land in Plymouth, 1624: settled in Eastham in 1645; a man oi 

imueh note. We find where he lived, and his neighbors, from Plymouth 
Colony Records, vol. 1, page 59. "A heigh waye" "•from Plymouth to 
the Eele River. . . . The upper way to Thomas Clarkes still; the lower 
way from Ralph Wallens right out to Holmans Rock; allowed fourty foote 
on the west side, and so straight to Manesses Kempton's ground., whose 
fence is to be removed twenty foote inward, and so passing betweene two 
rocks at the brooke, straight to Edward Banges, leaveing bis house west, 
and so along, leaveing Nicholas Snowes house east & so to Mr Hopkin's 
house, leaveing it ea»t, and so up the valley to Thomas Clarkes uper stile, 
the foote v. ay to be continued from Mr Hopkin's, in the old path, helowe 
Thomas Clarkes to the heigh way," etc. 

He was freeman 1633. He with six ethers — Mr. Thomas Prenee, John 
Doaue, Nicholas Snow, Josias Cook, Richard Higgins, John Smally, and 
Edward Bangs — seven families, in all forty-nine souls, began t lie settlement. 
of Eastham — at first called Nauset, early in 1645. It Vk is granted to be a 
township, and to have all the privileges of a township as other towns within 
the government have " in 1646. "Thus recognized a meeting of the in- 
habitants, duly convened, elected Nicholas Snow Town clerk, Edward 
Banks town treasurer, & Josias Cooke town constable." Nicholas Snow- 
was town clerk from 1646, sixteen years; was deputy from 1648, three 
years; was selectman from 1663, seven years. He and his sou Mark signed 
the call to Rev. John Mayo to settle as their minister in 1655. He was 
one of Gov. Thomas Prence's associates. We think he was born in Eng- 
land. 

Henry F. Waters, in his Genealogical Gleanings in England (Register, 
vol. 39, page 160), states that Joseph Walker of St. Margaret's, city of 
Westminster, gentleman, in his will dated 13 Feb. 1666, proved Feb. 27, 
1666. bequeaths " to my kinswoman Mary Snow, wife of Nicholas Snow, 
citizen & armourer of London, whome I nominate executrix." Also the 
will of George [Jpham Wiveliscombe. Somerset, dated 1653, mentions 
testator's brother-in-law Nicholas Snow. This Nicholas Snow and Mary 
his wife may have been the parents of our Nicholas. He names his oldest 
daughter Mary. 

He died at Eastham, Nov. 15, 1676. He married in Plymouth, Constance 
Hopkins, daughter of Mr. Stephen Hopkins, and a former wife. They 
came in the Mayflower. Bradford, in his History of Plymouth Plantation 
(Collections of Massachusetts Historical Society, 4th Series, vol. 3, page 
448), gives in the list of the Mayflowerites :— " Mr Steven Hopkins & Eliza- 
beth his wife, & 2 children caled Giles & Constanta a doughter, both b y a 
former wife; and 2 more by this wife caled Damaris & Qeea nus, the last 
was borne at sea, & 2 servants, called Edward Dotey, & Edward Litster." 
In 1650 he writes, "Mr Hopkins & his wife are low both dead, but they 
lived about 20 years in this place, & had one sone & 4 daughters born 
here. Their sou became a seaman & dyed at Barbadoes, one daughter 
dyed here, & two are married, one of them hath 2 children. & one is yet to 
marry. So their increase which still survive are 5. but his son Giles is 



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2. 


i. 


Mark, 2 born at Plymouth, 


May 9, 


1628. 




B 


ii. 


Mary, " 




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about 


1030. 




4. 


iii. 


Sarah, " 




c i 




'• 


1G32. 




5. 


iv. 


Joseph, " 




n 




* 4 


1634. 




6. 


V. 


Stephen, " 




" 




( c 


1036. 




7. 


vi. 


John, il 




a 




" 


1633. 




8. 


vii. 


Elizabeth/' 




i ( 




" 


1640, 




0. 


viih 


Jabez, : ' 




.4 




t< 


1642. 




10. 


ix. 


Ruth, 








" 


1614. 




11. 


x. 


Hannah, born 


pro 


oably 


at E 


astnam 


aboi 


t 1646. 


12. 


xi. 

xii. 


REBECCA, -\ 

Unknown. 


' 






" 


u 


1643. 



married, & has 4 children. Hi3 daughter Constanta is also married, & bath 
12 children, all of them living, & one married.*' (Ibid, page 402.) 

Goodwin, in his Pilgrim Republic (page i S 5 ) , says that the Martins, 
Molines and Hopkins joined the Pilgrims ill England. 

Constance (Hopkins) Snow died Oct. 107 7. 

Nicholas does not mention his daughters in his will, and we suppose they 
received their portions when they married. The ages of his children are 
only guessed at, and the order in which they came, and I should be very 
glad of corrections. Nicholas Snow and Constance (Hopkins) Snow had 
children : 

■■■ 
s 

I 

t 
i 
i 
I 



I give Hannah and Rebecca on the authority of Davis's Landmarks of 
Plymouth (page 246). Both married Eickards. 

The following is the 

I 

I Will of Nicholas Snow. 

I, Nicholas Snow of Eastham being old and infirm of body but of perfect 
memory and understanding, not knowing the day of my departure but yet daily 
expecting my last change I think it meet to leave this behind mee as my last will 
ancl testament. 

Impt. I commend my sole into the arms of God's Mercy through Christ Jesus 
in whom I hope to sleep, and my body to a decent burial; and as concerning my 
temporal estate that Gocl of his Goodness has given me. it is my last will and 
testament that after this manner it should be disposed of. 
ju Impt. To my son Mark I give and bequeath all that twenty acres of upland 

lying at Namskaket where his house now stands, and two acres of meadow, and 
ah that broken marsh thereof mine at Namskakett. Item, two thirds of my great 
Lott at Satuckett Iving next the Indian Ground, and that side of my lott west of 
the Indian land I give to him, and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body for- 
ever; and what be can purchase more of upland and meadow of the Indians 
tliereatt Satuckett, I give to him all this abovesaid lands or meadow or marsh 
purchased ur unpurchased, I give to him and to his heirs lawfully begotten of 
ids body forever. 

Imp. To rny sou Joseph Snow I give the other third part of my great lott at 
Jatuckett and two acres and a half of meadow lying at Namskekett near the 
hea I, and an neck of upland between it on the west side of William Twinnings 
&H his abovesaid land and meadow I give to my son Joseph Snow, and to his 
heirs lawfully begotton of his body forever. 

imp. '!«» my sou Stephen Snow I give twenty acres on the south side of my 
gnat lott at Porehett, and ten acres of my little lott at Satuckett, lying between 
Darnel Cole and Edward Bangs by the side of a little pond an acre and a half of 
meadow at the Boat Meadow lying between Thomas WEliams and Samuel 
Frymans and that part of my medow at the Great Meadow, that iyeth between 
**' '^ :t! ' Cooke and Urn Eel Creek; all this abovesaid land and meadow, I give to 
my sou Steven, and the heirs Lawfully begotton of his body, forever. 

Item. To my son John Snow, I give all that my land at Faoinet, purchased 



84 The Snow Genealogy. [Jan. 



or unpurchased whether upland or meadow; and all my right, title or privilege 
at Paomett, I give to my son John Snow and to the heirs lawfully begotton of 
his body forever. 

It. To my son Jabez Snow I give all my land lying between my house and my 
son Thomas Paines, and seven acres att the Bass Pond lying between Daniel 
Coles and William Browns and a half an acre of marsh at the end of it ; aud six 
acres of upland at the Herring Pond, and an acre and a half of meadow att 
Silver Springs lying on the north side of "William Walkers, and the Cliff of up- 
land adjacent to the abovesaid meadow and all the sedge ground about it to 
Ephriam Doanes and that part of my house he lives in as long as my wife or I do 
live. 

Item. I give him two acres of meadow at the Great Meadow lying between 
the Eel Creek and Joseph Hardings. 

Item. To my son Jabez I give that my four acres of meadow at Billingsgate 
due to me unlayed out, all this aforesaid upland and meadow I give to my son 
Jabez Snow, and the heirs of his body lawfully begotton forever. 

Item. This my meadow about my house I give to my son Jabez. 

Item. I give to my loving wife Constant Snow all my stock of cattle, sheep, 
horses, swine whatsoever to be at her disposal! for her comfort and support of 
her life with all the moveable goods I am possessed of; ami after her decease 
U stock and moveables to be equally divided amongst all my children. 

Item. To my wife I give the pte. and disposal of that part of my house shee 
now dwells in during her life time, and after her death to be my sons, Jabez 
x Snow. 

Item. I give to my loving wife that ten acres of upland att Porchett and 20 

on Billingsgate Island, for her disposall for the comfort of her life ; but if shee 

need it not, and leaves it undisposed of I give it then to my son Steven Snow ; 

that 20 acres of upland att Billingsgate if my wife leaves it undisposed of, then 

[ to be my sons Jabez Snow. 

I do give to the Church at Eastham for the furniture of the Table of the Lord 
with pewter, or other. I do say I do give ten shillings out of my estate after 
my wife's decease. 

That this is my last Will and jTestament I have sett my hand and seal, this 
fourtenth day of November, one thousand six hundred and seventy and six. 

Witnessed, signed and sealed, Nicholas Snow. 

in the presence of us : 
Samuel Treat 
v Thomas Paine, Sen. 

It is my desire that Dea. Samuel Fr 3eman and John Mayo would oversee the 
same and faithful performance of this my last will and testament ; and be helpful 
in any case of need concerning the same. 

^ Above transcribed from the Record at Plymouth by me Josiah Paine. 

(Original orthography followed.) 

2. Mark 2 Snow {Nicholas 1 ), born May 9, 1628; was a man of large 
^ usefulness and influence. In 1679 " Select Courts " " being estab- 

lished by law, Capt Jonathan Sparrow, Mr Mark Snow & Mr John 
Doane were commissioned to hold them in this town." In 1675 
Mark Snow was chosen deputy, and continued deputy for six years. 
In 1667 Mark Snow was chosen selectman, and was selectman 
eighteen years. In 1663 he was chosen town clerk, and was town 
clerk fifteen years. He died in 1695, in Eastham. He married 
' : % 1st, probably in Eastham, Jan. 18, 1655, Anne Cook, daughter of 

Josiah Cook, aud had one child : 

13. i. Anne 3 Snow, born in Eastham, July 7, 1656; the mother died July 
25, 1656. Mark Snow married 2d, Jane Prence, Jan. 9, 1660, daugh- 
ter of Gov. Thomas and Mary (Collier) Prence. She was born in 
Duxbury, Nov. 1, 1637; died* at Harwich, about 1711. " Widow 
. Jane Snow admitted to church in Harwich, April, 1701." 












. 















1893.] The Snow Genealogy. 

Children by second wife, all born in Eastham: 

Mary, 3 b. Nov. so, 1661. 

Nicholas, b. Dec. 0, 1663. 

Elizabeth, b. May 9, 1060; died Jan. 18, 1675. 

Thomas, b. Aug. 6, 1003. 

Sarah, b. Mav 10, 1671. 

Prence, b. May 22, 1071; d. May 24, 1742. 

Elizabeth, b. June 22, 1070; d. March 22, 1077-8. 

Hannah, b. Sept. 16, 1079. 

He does not mention his daughters in his will, which is as follows 



c>a 





ii. 


14. 


iii. 




iv. 


15. 


v. 




vi. 


16. 


vii. 




viii 




ix. 



Will of Mark Snow. 

In the name of God Amen. I "Mark Snow of Eastham being weak of body 
but in sound mind and disposing memory, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment in manner and form following. That is to say. first and principally I 
resign my semi unto God thai u;ave it in hopeful assurance of a blessed resur- 
rection at ye last day in and through ye merits of iny blessed redeemer; and 
secondly, I commit my body to ye earth from whence it was taken to be decently 
buried at ye discretion of my executor hereafter named. As for my temporal 
estate that ye Lord hath lent unto me I dispose of that as followeth: 

Imprimis — I give unto my son, Nicholas, a parcel of land where his Louse 
stands, computed at twenty and sis acres, according to bounds set down in ye 
Purchasers book of records, with two acres of meadow lying at ye head of 
Namskaket, according to record as above said. 

Imp. I give unto my sou, Nicholas ye one half of my lot of land lying at 
Satuckett, between Jonathan Bangs and ye Indian land. I give unto my son 
Nicholas, ye one half of a parcel of meadow lying in ye township of Yarmouth 
in a place called ye Blue Meadow in ye south side of Bass River. 

It. I give to my son Thomas Snow ye extra half of my lot where his house 
stands on that side and next the Indian range, and ye one half of my meadow in 
Yarmouth yt above specified meadow. 

It. I give unto my son Prince Snow after my wife's decease or widowhood, 
my now dwelling house, and all ye land adjoining and fifteen acres of laud above 
ye common road according to bounds specified in ye record abovesaid. I give 
to my son Prince Snow three acres of meadow that lies below my now dwelling 
house according to bounds set down m ye before specified book of records. 

It. I give unto my son Thomas Snow an acre of land at ye northernmost end 
my lot in ye old fields commonly so-called and another small division of Land 
estimated at three quarters of an acre of land lying in ye before specified old 
field at Satuckett between Ensign Bangs and Thomas Freeman. 

It. I give to my son Prince Snow ye remainder of my lot of laud in ye 
before specified Indian fields after my wife's decease. 

It. I give to my son Nicholas and Thomas my lot of land containing three 
acres of land according to record lying between John Freemans pasture and ye 
common road. I give unto my son Prince after my -wife's decease an acre and 
a half of meadow lying between James Cole and Stephen Hopkins in Namskaket 
meadow according to bounds specified in ye before specified records. All my 
land that lie undivided after my wife's decease I give and bequeath to my three 
sons, Nicholas Thomas and Prince to be equally divided between them. 

It. .[ give and bequeath to my loving wife Jane Snow all my whole personal 
estate after my debts and funeral charges are paid. I do appoint my loving 
wife. Jane Snow my whole and sole executor after my decease. It. I give to 
my son, Prince Snow, my musket cat-box and cutlass and one pistol. I give to 
my son Thomas Snow my back sword and one pistol. It. I give to ray grand- 
child Jonathan Snow my carbine. To ye truth and verity hereof I have set my 
hand and seal this twenty and third day of November 1034. 

Signed & sealed in the Mark Sxow. 

I presence of us 

Sashtel Kxowles 
Thomas Crosby Jr. 
Jonathan Sparrow*. 

Copied from Barnstable Court Probate Records, Book 1. 

1 VOL. XLV1I. 8* 



SO Hope Allen of Boston. [Jar . 

He applied for permission to be freeman in 1655, and was received 1667. 
He is on the lists of those able to bear arms in 1643, with a cross -|- at his 

name. He was not 16 then. 

All my dates are corrected by Mr. Jo si ah Paine of Harwich, and I have 
made a thorough study of Plymouth Colony Records, Freeman's History 
of Cape Cod, and N. E. Hist, and Gen. Registers, and am indebted to Mr. B. 
F. Cummings of Salt Lake City for some facts. I shall be glad to receive 
any facts or corrections. Address Mrs. Charles L. Alden, 4 Gale Place, 
Troy, N. Y. 

[To be con tint- ed.] 



HOPE ALLEN OF BOSTON. 

By Orrin F. Allen, Esq,, of Palmer, Mass. 



The first glimpse we get of Hope Allen, is found in the Boston Town 
Records (Second Report of Record Commissioners of Boston): "The 
29th 7 mo, 1851. At a meeting this Day of the Select men, Hope Allen, 
a Currier, is admitted an inhabitant" — (page 1Q6). On May 14, 16C0, 
Hope Allen and wife Rachel of Boston sell for £-100 to Samnel Bennett, 
their new dwelling house in Boston. May 31, 1660, he purchased -100 
acres of land on Casco River (now Portland, Me.}, of Gxeorge Cieeves. 
May 23, 1666, he petitions the court that tanners and shoemakers may not 
exercise the trade of a currier. May 31, 1670, he is fined £10 for allowing 
bis daughter to marry Mr. Deacon without the prescribed form of being 
published. 

His will was written in Boston, May_3, 1677, and may be seen in the 
Suffolk Probate Records, as well as an inventory of his estate made July 
27, 1677, valued at £660 — exclusive of the property in Falmouth. 

Hope Allen's family, with the exception of Edward, and the daughter 
who married Mr. Deacon, are found on the Boston Records as follows: 

i. Edward, b. probably before 1650. 

ii. Daughter, name not known ; m. Mr. Deacon, about 1070. 

iii. Jacob, b. Feb. 22, 1653. 

iv. Joseph, b. Oct. 4, 1055. 

v. Leah, b. May 16, 1657; d. July 9, 1657. 

vii. Mary?^' } b - June 15 ' 1659 ' Martha d - Jowg- 

viii. Benjamin, b. Jan. 10, 1661. 

ix. Martha, b. Mar. 30, 1664. 

x. Rachel, bapt. lCt.li 7 mo. 1666. 

Of the above, Jacob, Joseph, Rachel, Mary and Benjamin were bapt. at 
the First Church, 16th 7 mo. 1666. His wife Rachel d. about 1C07. 
He m. (2) Mary , about 1669. She d. 1670. Child: 

xi. John, b. Nov. 2-1, 1670; bapt. 20th 9 mo. 1670. 
He m. (3) Hannah ~, about 1671. Children: 

i"i.^' Klr! ,} b -^t.6, 16 : 2 . 

siv. Deborah, b. Mar. 20, 1-674; bapt. 20th 1 mo. 1674. 
xv. Rachel, b. May 10, 1676. 
xvi. Hope, b. June 18, 1677. 



1893.] Notes and Queries. 87 

Hope Alien, sen., died probably in June or July, 1G77. His widow 
Hannah married Richard Knight, about 1683. In Lis will Hope Allen 

devises the 400 acres of land in Falmouth to his eldest son Edward, and 
a portion to his wife Hannah and children Jacob. Benjamin, Mary, Elizabeth 
and Deborah. His youngest child Hope was not then born; from this it 
would appear that the rest of his children were deceased. His son Edward 
settled in Dover, N. H. ; be had a sou Edward born in Bostou, July 11, 
1071, and Hannah, bapt. 20th 4 mo. 1675, and probably Jacob, b. in Do\er, 
and possibly others. Edward, sen., resided many years in Dover, about 1 076, 
where he was a prominent man, and where he and his wife Sarah probably 
died. His son Edward settled early in jSi an tucket, and was the progenitor 
of numerous descendants. 

Queries. — Who were the parents of Hope Allen? Is it not known just when 
he arrived in New England, and if so at what place? Who were the three wives 
of Hope Allen, and who were their parents? Who were the parents of Sarah, 
the wife of Edward Allen, son of Hope? What was toe date of death of Ed- 
ward and Sarah Allen? Is there anything known of the after history of Jacob 
and Benjamin, sons of Hope Allen? Any information concerning the family of 
Hope Allen will be thankfully received by the "writer, who is compiling a gene- 
alogy of his descendants. 



NOTES AND QUERIES. 

Notes. 

Conyngham axd Peyton. — I wish to protest in the Register against some 
of the mistaken deductions of "Browning's Americans of Eoyal Descent.'' An 
examination of the latest edition of this work just issued reveals the repetition 
of two pedigrees for which there is not the least foundation in fact. 

1. That of Co nyngham of Letterkenuy, Ireland ; Philadelphia and Wilkes- 
Barre, Pa. The American branch of this family unites with me in protesting 
against Browning's assumptive pedigree on p. G03 of this work. lie there 
gives the royal descent of this line from Donal the 173 d monarch of Ireland, 
through Donal-Gem MacSweeney and his wife Honora, daughter of Owen 
MacSweeny, whose daughter he states married Alexander Conyngham of Ross- 
guil, the known head of the Conyngham line of Pennsylvania." This assump- 
tion be bases not on any examination of documentary authorities, but on a 
very brief and imperfect sketch written bv myself for suggestion, not for pub- 
lication, in I860; sent by me to Mr. John O'Hart, author of " Irish Pedigrees," 
in Dublin, as an aid to the examination I wished him to make in re Conyhirham, 
O'Hart, to my surprise, printed this sketch in his 2d Ed., pp. 433-4, without 
even correcting his proof, and Browning, without submitting the matter to the 
family in Wilkes-Barre, imprinted it in his work, errors and all, and, accepting 
the MacSweeney tradition as fact, has made the wife of Alexander Conyngham 
of Rossguil a daughter of the above Donal Gem. This Donal Gem died in 1036, 
leaving 10 children. Alexander Conyngham of Rossguil died about 1700. leav- 
ing 1,0 children. Only one of these lived to great age, i.e. Rev. William Conyng- 
ham, b. 1695, d. 1783, wmen his will was probated, aged 88. The others died 
1749, 17.:»4, 175'J. The eldest son David died 1750. leaving 10 children, the eldest 
of whom was b. 171G ; on him the estate of Alexander of Rossguil was entailed. 
Now supposing the tradition on p. 433 of O'Hart to be true, that Alexander of 
Rossguil went to Ireland 1G00 and became the son-in-law of MacSweeney— which 
MacSweeney, Browning states, was Donal who died 163(5 — and that ' -MacSweeney 
would sometimes ascend with his soii-in-law the summit of lofty Macklsh, arid 
point out the land taken from him by the Plantation of Ulster " (about 
1010), sureiy Alexander Conyngham must have been born so late in the 16th 



88 JSlolcs and Queries 



an. 



century, or so early in the 17th century, as to mnkc him at least 90 years old. if 
not 100, when his son William was born, 1695. The royal descent oi Alexander 
Conyngham through the Scotch line could have been more easily demonstrated 
by Browning with careful research. - It is proper to add that the Conyngham 

family of Pennsylvania knew nothing of his purpose to publish their due in 
his work. 

2. That of Peyton of England and Virginia on p. 193 and 612, in which he 
makes Colonel Valentine Peyton of Virginia the sou of John Peyton of Bury 
St. Edmund (baptized 1596, came to Virginia 1644), and grandson of Thomas 
Peyton of St. Edmondsbury by his wife Cecelia, daughter of the Earl of Bath. 
He makes Col. Valentine d. s. p. m., and makes Henry Peyton his brother niarry 
to Ellen Packington. There is not a scintida of evidence for all tins. Col. 
Valentine Peyton was not the son of John, baptized 1596: he did not d. s. p. :>., 
bat married and. left one sou Gerard Peyton. His brother Henry did not marry 
Ellen Packington. John Peyton supra baptized 1596, did not come to Virginia. 
"Henry Peyton. Esquire;" the father of Col. Valentine Peyton and Henry Pey- 
ton of Virginia, s\as born about 1590, and there is no evidence that he was the 
grandson of Thomas and Cecelia (Boucher) Peyton. This Peyton connection 
of the Virginia line with the English line in Browning's work is entirely 
erroneous. In my work "Virginia Genealogies," p. 460, et stq., these de- 
ductions of Browning are disproved by documentary evidence. The only 
royal descent known in the Virginia Peyton Hue is that through Major Robert 
Peyton of Gloucester Co., Va., whose descendants still live in Virginia. The 
only male representatives of this line known are Col. Jesse E. Peyton of Had- 
dontield, N. J., and his sons. Their royal descent comes through Sir William 
Calthorpe, knight, whose granddaughter was wife of Sir Robert Peyton. Kt., 
of Iselham, 1498-1550. Horace Ed west Hayi>en. 

Wiikes-Barri, Pa. 

Wood. — The following record is copied from an old family Bible which once 
belonged to Moses Wood of Pompey, N. Y., and now in possession of Amos 
Wood Jr., his grandson, living in East Palermo, Oswego County, 2s. Y. : — 

Moses Wood his Holy Bible Nov 24 1799 
Moses Wood born Aug. 8 1747 married June 7 1767 
Sarah Wood " Sept 16 1747 
Children 

Eunice Wood born Sept 21 1769 

Sally Wood " Sept 5 1772 

Daniel Wood " May 27 1774 

Sally Wood " Feb 17 1777 

Moses Wood " Aug 26 1779 

Amasa Wood " Jan 19 1782 

Almary Wood " April 29 1784 

Henry Wood " Mch. 6 1787 

Amos Wood " Mch. 26 1789 

Moses Wood, with two brothers Aaron and Nathan, came to Berkshire, Mass. 

He either accompanied or followed his son Daniel to Pompey Hill, N. Y. in 1806. 

He died there April 18, 1818. Daniel Wood married Sophia Sims of Andover. 

Ct., Oct. 6, 1808, and died 14 July, 1838. Both he and his father Moses are 

buried in the Pompey Hill church-yard. Daniel Wood was father of the Late 

Hon. D. P. Wood of Syracuse, N. Y. 

Can any of your correspondents give me the name of Moses Wood's wife 
Sarah, or anything about his family or earlier residence? 
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. George H. Williams. 



Queries, 

Vextris, Ventrus; Ventrous. — Can any one throw light on the history of 
this family, which appeared in Connecticut's early as 1646 at Least? The name 
appears to have died out. The following data are drawn from Savage, Field's 



1893.] JS T o(,es and Que?ies. 89 

East Haddam, the N. E. His. and Gen. Register, and the Colonel "Records. Will 
be very grateful for any aid in connecting Elizabeth (Ventris) Parsons of 
Haddam with William or Moses. 

1. William Ventres or Ventris of East Haddam, b. 1G23; d. July 2. 1701, 
aged 78; will dated March, 1700, names wife Elizabeth, who was not his first 
wife, and children John, Moses and Susanna Brainard. He was freeman i'J0i-o7 , 
and at Haddam 1G09. Had lot S A. ; was sergeant 1G75. 

Children : 
i. Mary, b. Oct. 20, 1654. 
ii. William, b. Jan. 28, 1G56. 

iii. John, b, Dec. 8, 1657, probably m. Lydia Spencer, 
iv. Moses, bap. Nov. 17, 1661, m. ; had: 

11. Daniel, who had Daniel, Elias and John. 
2. John. 3. Ebenczer. 
v. Susanna, b. 1668; d. Jan. 26, 1754, ae8G; m. 1688, Daniel Brainard, 
b. 1G66 (Goodwin's Notes, p. 198). 

2. Moses Ventres or Ventris, b. circa 1625; d. circa 1697 (Savage), will 
dated 1G93. Inventory tiled April 12, 1692 : m. Jan. 14, 1646, at Hartford, Grace 

. He was No. 10 on the list of church members, Earmingtcn, Conn., July 

19, 1653 (N. E. His. and Gen. Eegister, xi. 343, xii. SQ &c). Had a seat in the 
Church, 1679-80 (Andrew'sNew Britain). 

Children : 
i. Sarah, b. 1649; bap. Farmington, July 29, 1653, aged 4; d. 1712; m. 

John Brownson, bap, 16-13 ; d. 1696. 
ii. Grace, b. 1652; bap. July 29, 1653, as. | year; m. Samuel Blakesley. 
iii. Moses, b. 1654; bap, Feb. 13, 1654-5. 
iv. Mary, b. 1656; bap, Eeb. 21, 1G5G-7, d. s. 
v. Moses, b. 1GG2; bap. Nov. 16, 1662, d. s. 

3. Elizabeth Ventris, b. circa 1626-7; m. Hartford, April 2, 1651, George 
Graves, of George or Thomas. 

Ensign Moses Ventrous of Haddam. 1719, left an estate worth £11S.14. Was 
the father of Elizabeth, b. 1710; d. May 10, 1790, aged 80; m. Moses Parsons, 
Deputy to General Court from Durham, 1732 to 1738? 
I Moses Ventres was freeman, Haddam, 1730. Daniel, 1758. John, 1730. 

William was sergeant trainband of H., 1722-3. John, captain of militia, 1773-9. 
Dam el and John took oath, 1777. None of the name appear in "Connecticut 
in the Revolution." Moses V. was a witness, Wallingford, 1755. 

Wilkes JBarre, Fa. Horace Edwin Ha yd en. 



Holbrook. — Who was Alice, the wife of Peter Holbrook? He was native of 
Braintree, where their first child was born 1679; removed to Mendon about 
1680, and was deacon, selectman, etc. Alice died in Mendon, April 29, 1705. 
^ Who was Hannah, wife of John Holbrook? He was native of Braintree, but 
Lived at Mendon, where he was cornet, selectman, etc. ; one of the petitioners 
for incorporation of Bellingham. Hannah died there in 1770 in her 86th year. 
She had married Holbrook about 1705. 

Who was Hannah, wife of John Pond? He was of W r rentham, and they were 
married perhaps 1686. She died in Wrentham, 1691. 

Who was Rachel Clark to whom Jonathan Fisher of Wrentham was married 
in Boston, Aug. 15, 1718? I presume that Fisher was the man whose will is in 
Boston probate, dated Dec. 17, 1713, and presented Jan. 12 following, and that 
the widow, April 14, 1720, became the wife of John Pond of Wrentham, and 
died in Medw&y, Feb. 15, 1770, in her 78th vear. 

Who was Sarah, the wife of Jouathan French of Northampton? A child was 
bom to them in 1700, and his estate was settled in 1725. 

Who was Mary, the wife of Colonel John ICnowles of Eastham? She was 
married prior to 1696 and her grave-stone says that she died Nov. 7, 1715. in her 
77th year. Edward D. Harris, 274 Broadway, New York. 



Martin. — Wanted, the first name of the Webster woman who married Abiiah 
Martin about 1750, in some town near old Woodbury, Conn. 
Minneapolis, Minn., 139 Aldrich Avenue. Mrs. E. M. Golfobd. 



90 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Waxcott. — Jonathan Walcott Jr., b. Sept. 1, 1770, was the son of Serjeant 
Jonathan and Mary (Sibley) Walcott, of Salem Village. Mass. Jonathan Wal- 
cott Jr. married about 1693— i, Priscilla Bayley of Newbury, by whom, according 

to Salem First Olui rch Records, he had a daughter b< i 693— i . Anil also, according 
to the same records, Dec. 28, 1712, Sarah and Priscilla, daughters of Jonathan 
Walcott Jr., were baptized as "adults." Jonathan Jr. also paid church rates 
in 1694-5, and at this date Priscilla Walcott and also Jonathan Jr. were in a list 

of Householders. 

Jonathan Jr. paid church rates in the years 1709-10-41-12. After the date of 
his daughters baptism there seems to be no account. Can any one say where 
the family was between 1695 and 1709, and after the date of 1712? r. l. 



Haywards of Mexdon and Milforp, Mass.™ Daniel Hayward Jr., son of 

Daniel Sr. and Martha , served, as a continental soldier in the early part of 

the Revolutionary War. He afterward worked in the Worcester, A .i;;s?. Armory. 
His wife was Elenata Davis. His sons were Abner, Levi, Ebenezer, Paul, 
Aaron, Alexander and Charles. 

Who was the mother of Daniel Hayward Jr.? Where is he buried? What 
became of his sons? g. v. r., w. 

242 Uarkness Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 



Capt. Joitst McCaPvTY of New Loudon. Conn., died while on a return voyage 

from the West Indies, in 1804. His wife died soon afterward, leaving four young 
children : 

i. Elizabeth, married Major Samuel Forn.au of Syracuse, N. Y. 
ii. John, moved to Green Bay, "Wisconsin. 
iii. Bebecca, married Schuyler Van Rensselaer of Albany, N. Y. 
iv. Abby, twin sister of above, married Sanders Van Rensselaer, brother 
to Schuyler a-nd sons of Col. Philip V. R. of Albany. 
Who was Capt. John McCarty's wife? Was Capt. Richard McCarty, lost at sea 
in 1779, the father or brother of Capt. John? 

Any information in regard to the McCartys of .sew London, Conn., will be 
thankfully received. G. v. p.. w. 

242 Uarkness Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. 



Wolcott, Seeley, Potter, Smith, Turner; — Who was Rebecca Wolcott of 
Connecticut, who was born about 1760-1, and married about 1780, Capt. Jabez 
Turner of Great Barrington? Who was Rebecca Seeley, who married about 
1750—5, Abraham Turner, father of Jabez? Who was Mary Potter, who married 
about 1725, Capt. Isaac Turner, father of Abraham? Who was Jane Smith, 
who married about 1G95, Isaac Turner, father of Capt. Isaac? I will be very 
grateful for any data relating to the above. Horace Edwin Hayden. 

Wilkes- Barre, Pa. 



Replies. 

Alden Items.— Since my queries appeared in the July number of the Register 
I have had many answers and many questions, and I will, with the Editor's per- 
mission, answer many of my own queries. I have visited Plymouth, examined 
the records, gravestones, and many authorities, and the result i- I change ail the 
dates of birth in John Alden's family. He was married between June 1, 1021, 
and the first part of 162a,— the second or third marriage. Mrs. Jane G. Austen 
found her authority for saying that Priscilla Midlines was of a Huguenot 
family, in Dr. Baird's "History of Huguenot Emigration to America," vol. 1, 
page 158. There Ik also a family tradition to that effect. They must have left 
Leyden and gone to Dorking, England, and joined the Pilgrims there. See John 
A. Goodwin's - ; Pilgrim Republic/' and N. E. Reg., vol. 40, pag.< - i 2-6, where 
we also find that William Midlines left a son William in England, and a married 
daughter " Sara Biunden." This son came later to Plymouth, received his 



1803.] Notes and Queries. 91 

father's shore of land, living on it 1633, freeman 1648, probably died in Brain- 
tree 12 mo. 12, ir.72. Bradford's journal says, in 1650 John Alden had eleven 
children. In division of land 1624, the number opposite John Alden'a name is 
torn off, and Davies assumes it was 2, but I feel sure it was 3, for Elizabeth 
was born then. In division of cattle May 22. 1627, John Alden and PrisciUa 
had Elizabeth S years old, and John 1 year. Elizabeth's descendants have al- 
ways claimed that she was "the first white woman born in Now England," and 
the most diligent search fails to find another girl. Her tombstone says she 
died May 31, 1717, in her Kith year, making her born 1C23. John, born 1626; 
able to bear arms 1643; freeman 16-18. His gravestone, discovered in Carlton 
Place, Boston (see N. E. Reg., vol. 25, pages 88-9) reads : " Here lyes ye Body 
of Mr John Alden, Senio 1 ", aged 75. Deceased March 1-4, 1701-2." From Mr. 
Samuel Jennison's possession it next appears in Dr. Shurtieffs. who gives it to 
Dr. Ebenezer Alden, and after his death it is given to New Old South Church. 
Joseph Alden was born 1627, not 162-1; freeman. 1057. Jonathan was not the 
youngest son, was not born 1627, but 1633 about. His stone, in possession of 
Miss Lucia Alden Bradford of Duxbury, reads : " Here lyes ye body of Jonathan 
Alden, died February ye 14th 1697 in the 65th year of his age." Ruth Alden 
was married in Duxbury, and died in Braintree, 8 mo. 12. 1074. How old was 
she? David was probably youngest son, born 1646, not 1626 (see Mass. Hist. 
Coll., vol. 2, First Series!, and was father of PrisciUa Alden who married 
Samuel Cheesebro' of Stonington iu Duxbury, and also of Elizabeth (who mar- 
ried John Seabury), and not daughter of John Alden, 2d, as Alden Memorial 
has it. She was grandmother of the first Episcopal bishop, Samuel Seabury. 
We can definitely settle John Alden's children : — Elizabeth, about 1623 : John, 
1626; Joseph, 1627; Sarah, about 1G29; Jonathan, about 1633: David, about 
1646, Michell says " Zachariah Alden of Duxbury" was father of Anna, who 
married in Duxbury, Josiah Sued of Bridgewater (the ancestor of the poet 
Bryant). AVhether this Zachariah was son or grandson of the Pilgrim 1 do not 
know. If son, he was probably dead or a " mariner" absent, aud husband of 
the mysterious :t Mary Alden" in the settlement; or she may have been Mercy, 
who married in Taunton, June 168S, John Burrili of Weymouth, and had family. 
I would like her descendants. I am not sure that Thomas Delano married a 
Mary. He may have married Rebecca ki marriageable age in 1661." The Pris- 
ciUa who signs the settlement may have been the widow, or a daughter. In 
1680, at Josiah Winslow's funeral, " the venerable John Alden with PrisciUa on 
Ms arm" was present. In 1690, all were dead but Resolved White, John Cooke 
and Mary (Allerton) Cushman. In 1694 the two last were living, and John 
Cooke died in Dartmouth, " the last male survivor of the Mayflower," Nov. 23, 
1695. John Alden was the " last survivor of those who signed the compact." 
Any further information thankfully received. Mrs. Chakles L. Alden. 

4 Gale Place, Troy, K. Y. 



Historical Intelligence. 

Mythical Estates in England.— The followiug article is copied from the 
Boston Evening Transcript of August 29, 1892, too late for insertion in our 
October number: — 

To the Editor of the Boston Transcript : I clip from one of your recent issues 
the following paragraph, presuming that it came originally from a Providence 
paper. 

" ThomasBooth of Providence has found stowed away in an old trunk belong- 
ing to his mother, paper's which it is claimed will establish the claim of the 
Chadwick heirs to the $187,000,000 which have been in the Court of Chancery 
in England for 125 years. The money was left in 1768 by Sir Andrew Chadwick, 
v? he. while a surgeon of dragoons, serving under Marlborough, had the good 
fortune to stop a pair of runaway horses which hod bolted with Queen Anne, 
vvno, in recognition of the service, willed him a goodly estate from the Crown 
lands. As his relatives had not shared his fortune and were never remembered 
by Sir Andrew in his greatness, there was difficulty in finding his heirs. The 
fortune passed to the custody of the lord chancellor, and is the estate now 
inaiijigi .; f or the court by the Duke of Bridgewater, who makes £^j,'jou a year 
oat oj the job." 



92 Notes and Queries. [.Jan. 

Of course I have not seen the documents in Mr. Booth's possession. But it is 
a sad fact that for many years Americans have been deluded into spen 
money, and peace of mind more valuable than either, in the vain pursuit of Lh ise 
enormous estates, " waiting heirs," " in the custody of the Lord Chan ■ ■.'"■ c 
the " vaults of the Bank of England," which 1 believe Lave proved, on.;- and ail. as 
unattainable as Captain Kidd's buried treasure. The American legation in London 
has been so persecuted by applications for aid in these researches . 
years ago a circular was issued by the then American minister, copies of which 
can readily be obtained from the State Department at Washington, showing 
authoritatively that there are no such sums awaiting the aeeeptauce of unknown 
claimants and that nothing but loss has resulted from every similar expectation. 
In the present ease, I would point out that there is no Duke of Bridu 
The last Duke of Bridgewater, the patron of Briuley, died in 1803, and~i 
Earl of Bridgewater (the originator of the well-known " Bridgewater treatises '') 
in 1820. To conceive that any duke of Bridgewater or anything el-'. - 
be employed by the Court of Chancery to manage estates which have 
unclaimed for 12o years, having been originally Crown lands willed by Queen 
Anne, involves more perversion of English iaw and history than could easily be 
crowded into so short a compass without effort. Historic:;-. 

Quincy, Aug, 26. 

Not long after the above note appeared, the London correspondent of one of 
our papers, who could not possibly have seen my article, mentioned the case at 
length; confirming my statement that it was pure delusion, and pointing out. as 
I had done, the absurdity of introducing the Bridgewater title in 1802. It, 
is to be hoped that the reinsertion of the note in the Register may assist in 
checking the preposterous pursuit for unclaimed estates which exercises such a 
baneful influence on many New-England families. In the past year I was con- 
sulted as to the possibility of getting evidence of the marriage of a certain lady, 
because her descendants represented a family which had emigrated from the 
Orkneys early in the last century, and were entitled to great estates there. 

The father of the present Lord Inchiquin, whom everybody in Ireland knows 
to be the undoubted head of the O'Briens, on succeeding to his title at the death 
of Lord Thomond — a succession not in the least contested, and as certain as 
Queen Victoria's — had to prove to the House of Lords the lawful birth and mar- 
riage of every ancestor back to the reign of Queen Elizabeth, when his branch 
of the O'Briens separated. The expense, for a not over rich man, v-'as v-ery 
serious, though the matter was one of pure formality, and nothing but a title of 
honor, involving no estates, was at issue. What it would cost to clinch a score 
of births at present unknown, in a genealogical chain which would entitle the 
representative of some early New-England emigrant to "unclaimed'' estate — 
if there ever were such a thing — ; s beyond the power of Rider Haggard to 
imagine. William Everett. 

Quincy, 14 December. 



Lewis and Clarke's Expedition over the Rocey Mountains. — Dr. Elliott 
Cones has been actively engaged preparing a new and important t.-dkion of 
Lewis and Clarke's Expedition over the Rocky Mountains in the years 1S0I, 
180o and 1800", wdiich will be published shortly by Francis P. Harper, New York. 

It will comprise a faithful reprint of the Philadelphia edition of 1814, the best 
aud only complete one, with a bibliographical preface, biographical -ketches. 
and numerous valuable explanatory, ethnological, geographical and scientific 
notes to the text by the editor. Maps, plates, and an index to the entire work 
will be added. 

Dr. Coues is well fitted for this task, having made a specialty of the literature 
of the Lewis and Clarke Expedition, and has-been over the entire ground they 
explored. This new edition, which will be limited, will entirely supercede all 
others. 



Journal of Sergeant John Hawks, 17-iS. — Some years ago I found in the MS. 
Archives of Massachusetts the fragment of a Journal without date, which was 
wrongly indexed as of 17l'.3, but which I indentified as that kept by Sergt. J<>)'n 
Hawks—of Fort Massachusetts farm — on his return from an embassy to C inada 
to exchange prisoners in 1748. It covers the period from his parting with his 



1893.] Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. 93 

French escort at the head of Black Payer, April 2*5, to his arrival at DeerfLeld 
April SO, with Samuel Allen one of the exchanged prisoners. 

The query is, where is the first part of this Journal? George Sheldon. 

Deerrirhl, Mass. 



Genealogies in Preparation.— Persons of the several name- are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 

and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest, illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of births, marriages, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Graves.— The Jiuflalo Historical Society at a late meeting took the following 
action : ° 

" Unsolved,— That Gen. John C. Graves be requested to Publish, under the 
auspices of this Society, 'The Genealogical History of the* Graves Family in 
America,' which he, as a member of this Society, has been engaged in compiling 
for the past twenty years.'' 

This history will be published as soon as the records of hue generations have 
been furnished the compiler, as he has the earlv history of the family in this 
country nearly completed. 

His address is: Gen. John C. Graves, 32 Merchants Exchange, Buffalo. X. Y. 
Communications from anv member of the family, irivin^ Information are 
solicited. " e 

Wallbridge Family.— Any persons having, or desiring, information concerning 
members of the above family are requested to communicate with the under- 
signed, who is preparing for publication the genealosry of the YVailbrid^e or 

I Walbridge family in this country and Canada. Address : W. G. Wallbridge, 

Litchfield, Conn. ' 

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NECROLOGY OF THE NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC 
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 

The Editor would inform the Society, that the sketches prepared 
for the Register are necessarily brief in consequence of the limited 
space which can be appropriated. All the facts, however, which can be 
gathered are retained in tSie Archives of the Society, and will aid in more 
extended memoirs for which the " Towne Memorial Fund," the gift of the 
late William B. Towne, is provided. Four volumes, printed at the charge 
of this fund, entitled "Memorial Biographies," edited by the Commit- 

itee on Memorials, have been issued. They contain memoirs of ail the 
members who have died from the organization of the society to the year 
l«b '52. A f;fth volume is in press. 

Hon. John Rodman Rollins died at Derry, N. H., on Tuesday, 13 September, 
1892. Thence, a few days afterward, his remains were conveyed to the ceme- 
tery at Lawrence, under escort of many of his companions in arms, the officials 
of the city, past and present members of the school committee and teachers, 
and a large concourse of citizens. The schools were closed and the bells toiled, 
as the last tit tokens, on earth, of respect to the beloved, honored citizen. 

Mr. Roilins was born at Newburyport, 9 February, 1817. son of Lieut. -Col. 
John and Elizabeth (Sawyer) Rollins of that town: was lilted for college at the 
academies of Essex County, and was graduated at Dartmouth with the class of 

VOL. XL VII. 9 



t 

94 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

1836, becoming A.M. in 1839. For some years he was an instructor at Byfleld 
Academy, and principal of the Lunenburg High School; for four years he was an 
accountant of the Fitchburg Railroad in its Boston office: for eleven years he 
was the book-keeper and pay-master of the Essex Company at Lawrence; for 
thirteen .years he was the cashier of the Pacific Mills; for eight years he was 
cashier of the Broadway Bank in that city ; for a while he was an assistant iu the 
Clearing House of the Boston banks and superintendent of a mining enterprise 
in Colorado. 

Beside these many years of active and honorable business life, he served the 
town of Lunenburg as town clerk and school committee for four years ; the 
City of Lawrence as mayor for two years, as a member of the school committee 
for thirty-five years, ami as its superintendent of schools. For main' years be 
was a trustee of the Essex Savings Bank. In l>h°-3 he was captain of Co. EL. 
Fourth Regiment Mass. Volunteers, and saw service in the Louisiana campaign. 

Mr. Rollins was elected a member of the New-England Historic Genealogical 
Society in. 1851, and became a life member in 1872. He was an honorary mem- 
ber of the Historical Society of Wisconsin, and a member of the Harleian 
Society of London. 

His immediate ancestry, for several generations, had the singular infelicity of 
raising but a single sen, and to tins inheritance he was no exception. Ho had 
the misfortune to lose his mother in his ninth year, and his father in his six- 
teenth. Known in youth as the promising, talented sou of one of the most 
popular and admired gentlemen of Newburyport, he cherished, throughout his 
long life, .in abiding interest in his native ciiy. her citizens and her institutions. 
He was possessed of a gentle soul and a genial humor. His temperament was 
scholarly, ami ho found congenial his early vocation as a school-master. His 
reading was wide and his information accurate beyond that of ordinan men. 
He wrote a felicitous, robust prose and was unusually happy in occasional verse, 
some of which appeared in the magazines of a generation, ago. He compiled 
and published an excellent genealogy of his immediate branch of the Rollins 
family, and had an extensive collection of material for that of the collateral 
branch, which is preserved in MS. In his hours of recreation and vacation he 
had gathered a mineralogical cabinet which, duly labelled and catalogued, he 
I presented, upon his departure to the Avar, to the library of the Lawrence High 

School. During his military and mining career, he kept a journal of events and 
occurrences, a task for which he was peculiarly qualified. 

He had a high sense of honor and his integrity was spotless. It was his duty, 
for a period of years, to serve as the disbursing agent for some of the largest 
corporations of Massachusetts, where thousands, mounted to millions passed 
through his hands, without defilement or the shadow of a suspicion. In all the 
high stations he was called to fill, loth public and private, his demeanor was 
courteous and gracious, unaffected and sincere. 

Mr. Rollins married, 20 November. 1844, Miss Sarah Stearns Patterson, 
daughter of Dea. James and Sarah (Stearns) Patterson, of Lunenburg, where 
she was born 15 March, 1821. Mrs. Rollins died at Lawrence, 30 August, 1833. 
Of their children two survive — Elizabeth, wife of Rev. F. C. Saure, of Derry. 
N. 1L, and William Herbert Rollins, M.D., D.M.D. of this city. 



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Three Episodes of Massachusetts History. The Settlement of Boston Bay; The 
Antinomian Controversy; A Study of Church and Town Government. By 
.Charles Francis Adams. Boston and New York : Houghton. Mifflin & Co. 
1802. The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 12mo. ; 2 vols. ; pp. 532 and .jM5. 

The Centennial Milestone. An Address in Commemoration of the. One Hundredth 
Auiarersary of the Incorporation of Quiney, Mass.; delivered July g, 1892. 
By Charles Francis Adams. Cambridge: John Wilson & Son, printers. 
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1803. Booh Notices. 95 

These two .-bound volumes are, in fact, one. The second begins with page 

533. and ends, with an index to both volumes, at page 10G7. Two light and 
handy books are thus provided, not burdensome to hold in reading, nor too 
cumbrous to be pocketed or bagged for perusal during a railroad or steamboat 
trip. The binding is comely and surfaced to resist dust, and the typography 
clear, with ample space between the lines. The date of the year constantly 
appears at the top of the page, referring to the text below, and there is the 
constant additional convenience of a double date wherever the day of the month 
is given, corresponding to the difference between the old and new style. 

The three episodes are : the settlement of Boston Bay; the Autinoraian con- 
troversy, so called ; and the evolution of the anther's place of residence, the city 
of Quincy, from its condition at the time of the white man's first appearance 
there. That date was 1625, and in the interval the place has borne, successively, 
the names of Mount Wollaston, Braintree and Quincy. For a single discourse 
the three episodes might seem to be topics wide apart, but they have something 
in common, as- the author demonstrates, and under his portraiture they appear 
as three cherries pendent from one stem. lie explains in his preface that the 
prompting to write came through certain investigations made in preparing an 
address commemorative of the settlement of the neighboring town of Wey- 
mouth. That prompting was in the first instance only to the production of a 
history of Quincy, but the theme broadened in contemplation as he proceeded, 
and the result was the more comprehensive historical discussion entitled as 
above. 

That part of the book which deals with the history of Quincy is less full in 
detail than are many town histories, but the characteristic and what may be 
called the picturesque facts of record have been sedulously sought out. and are 
here presented in chronological order, lucidly, and with much sage commentary. 
By this method, and under the author's skilful treatment, the local reader or 
town resident has no cause to complain, and those identitied. by residence or 
otherwise, with any of the ancient towns of Massachusetts, are benefited 
through the reflected light which this narration of the experience of Braintree 
and Quincy will supply, for illumination of contemporary records in those 
towns: while the stranger and student, who desires only a typical instance of 
the New-England town system, need search no farther. Furthermore, the 
instruction is, as the author intimates, that in the vicissitudes of this, or 
many other of the ancient towns of Massachusetts, may be studied, in 
miniature, the mutations of the nation's history (that which has been or will 
be), since the same ethical and political principles have sway in the little and 
the great republic. To many readers, what the author has to say under this title 
of the town of Quincy will prove the most interesting of the three chapters; 
but if it be so, the reviewer is inclined to think that it is a case of seeming best 
because appearing last. Judged by the literary canons, the second in succession, 
that on the Antinomian controversy, should have the palm: while in the field of 
Massachusetts or New England historical discussion, the first, or that relating 
to the beginnings of civilization on these shores, is the most valuable. 

It may be remarked, that to a considerable extent this product of Mr. Adams's 
pen is not new to readers of current historical literature; but these will value 
it not less than others, as being now put into permanent form and made readily 
accessible. All readers will be gratified in finding so much of information con- 
cerning things remote, and, as regards many of them, embodied in the original 
records in a manner to be confusing, here brought together and fused into 
coherency and made intelligible. Whoever, hereafter, will write of New Eng- 
land's early history, either with reference to phases of that history or with refer- 
ence to geographical divisions, will need to have Mr. Adams's two handy volumes 
within reach. The aid they will supply is partly consequent upon the thorough- 
ness and wide scope of his investigations, indicated by abundant foot-notes and 
other references, and partly upon the author's habit of passing an independent 
judgment upon all mooted points; therein, in some instances, presenting an 
original and novel view. These personal interpretations are not all likely to have 
general acceptance, but all will be scanned because of their evident sincerity 
and intended impartiality. 

In what lie has to say of the beginnings of New England, the author gives 
G0 hint of the presence on the coastUn 1497 and t493 of Sebastian Cabot, and 
only a glimpse in the haze of things of Capt. John Smith, in 1GM; but Sir 



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Ferdinando Gorges is quite distinctly limned as the colossal flsrtire in that be- 
ginning. After some account of Gorges' prior military career, he is presented 
in t&e period between 1601 and 1605 as the military governor of Plymouth, in 
England, and as entering about that time into colonizing schemes "with Sir John 
Popham, chief justice of the King's bench. To Popham's influence is attributed 
the grant of two royal charters, one to the London and one to the Plymouth 
company. Popham and Georges identified themselves with the latter com pauy, 
whose territory took in the whole coast from the Potomac River to the outer 
verge of Cape Breton. Each of these dignitaries sent out an expedition in 160G. 
Popham died in 1607, and thenceforward for a period of years Gorges appears 
to have been a promoter, either directly or indirectly through his agents, of all 
the movements looking to colonization in what is now Massachusetts. The 
Pilgrim Fathers were influenced in their decision to come to New England by 
Weston, who, if not the agent of Gorges in this particular matter, was such in 
other matters, and held intimate relations with him. One of the signatures 
upon the patent by which the Pilgrims held title to their domain is that of 
Ferdinando Gorges. Weston himself came hither in 1622, and located at what 
is now Weymouth, under like sanction. Robert Gorges, son of Ferdinando, 
arrived at Weymouth in 1623, intending a permanent settlement. He bore 
official title as " Lieutenant of the Council for New England " ; the original Ply- 
mouth company having been merged into this Council under the manipulation 
of Ferdinando Gorges. Robert Gorges was also styled "'Governor of the 
Country," meaning New England. One of his first acts on getting ashore was 
to call Weston to account for misdoings and disloyalty to Sir Ferdinando's in- 
terests. The two met at Plymouth. To the wordy dispute which ensued the 
Pilgrim officials were listeners, and in what was said and done both Weston and 
those officials recognized the paramount authority of Gorges as •• Governor of 
the Country."' 

The Weston attempt at settlement at Weymouth was, as Mr. Adams explains, 
a failure ; but that of Robert Gorges, though not a success with reference to the 
Gorges intentions, and though unimportant as respects the number of settlers 
abiding, was a permanent lodgement upon the coast: wherefore, Mr. Adams 
dates the settlement of Boston Bay from the year 1G23. As Mr. Adams further 
explains, this expedition of Robert Gorges would have been a formidable affair 
could it have been well sustained in England. It was organized not merely for 
trade, as in case of Weston, but for government and ecclesiastical rule. Its two 
clergymen of the Church of England, as our author concludes, were Rev. Mr. 
Morrell, who was certainly at Weymouth and wrote a poem there which he pub- 
lished in England afterwards, and Rev. Mr. Blackstone, who at a later date was 
found cabined on the west slope of the Shawmut peninsula. Mr. Adams com- 
ments pertinently as to this situation of affairs upon New England's shores in 
1623, and the dismay it must have caused to the Pilgrims, and suggests that they 
well " might have asked themselves if the earth did indeed contain no wilder- 
ness so remote that an Established, Church could not follow thern into it to per- 
secute.'' Happily, as he goes on to say, the two clergymen named were not of a 
persecuting spirit, nor did the newly arrived Gorges government have the force 
at command to persecute had it been so disposed. 

Still, so far as human foresight could then discern, the force might soon be 
at hand; for this expedition was designed to be the first step in a greater emi- 
gration which should bring Ferdinando himself to New England, as its head 
and governor general of the country. This grand Gorges scheme failed for 
want of money and active support in. England. Robert Gorges having wintered 
at Weymouth, was glad to ^et away in the early spring. He sailed with part 
of his company, first for what is now Portsmouth, N. EL, and there decided to 
return to England, leaving a remnant (whether agreeably to themselves or not) at 
Weymouth. Of this remnant a part, as Mr. Adams believes and avers, removed 
to more favorable situations in the Bay, namely Blackstone to Shawmut, 
Maverick to Winnesimmet, and Walford to Charlestown, leaving among those 
at Weymouth the clergyman Morrell, William Jeffreys and John Bursiey. Of 
these, Morrell did not stay long, but the others, the number being unknown, 
continued and made the permanent settlement, 

Besides these, Thomas Morton was present during a part of these early rears 
at Mt. Woilaston. In the year 1630, shortly before Winthrop arrived, Sir 
Christopher Gardner made his abode near the Neponset river, as is conjee- 



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tared. David Thomson occupied the island in Boston harbor which still bears 
his name, in 1626-28, and his widow was living there or near by in 1630. The 
interesting point brought out by Mr. Adams in this narration of familiar facts 
is that all these persons, thus scattered along the shore of the Bay from Wey- 
mouth to what is now called Chelsea, were at one time or another, and in otic 
way or another, concerned in some of the Gorges movements, enough so at 
least to show a friendly feeling towards and a certain identity with Gorges; 
and, moreover, that they and their servants and adherents were not of the Puri- 
tanic order. Mr. Adams describes them as " the Episcopalian advance guard of 
the Puritan emigration, those composing which had, when Winthrop tirst sailed 
into Boston Bay, already for seven years been living on its shores." Further- 
more, these people, or the bulk of them, were in this view of the matter the 
" old planters," frequently referred to in Massachusetts documents and writings 
of early date. Mr. Adams does not in this book give his reasons for. concluding 
that these old planters were an advance guard sent out by Gorges, the precur- 
sors, by intention, of a firm Episcopalian establishment in Massachusetts. He 
had done that previously in a paper read before the Massachusetts Historical 
Society and published in its " Proceedings " in 1878. That interpretation hiving 
remained for fourteen years without. refutation, and perhaps without challenge, 
he complaceutly (but who shall say unwarrantably?) assumes it as data for his 
present narration. 

In this view, accordingly, when Endicott and Winthrop reached these shores 
they did not hud the country, as has sometimes been portrayed and often 
imagined, in a state of nature, a land of " woods and Indians," nor even of 
woods, Indians and fishermen; but to a degree occupied under a charter, such as 
it was, by an "advance guard" of the prelacy. If it were so, it may be sur- 
mised that the new comers, having an indisputable charter, were well disposed 
to uproot these tender plants, or at least to freeze them. out. At any rate the 
Mount Wollaston settlement was removed root and branch, and its owner sent a 
prisoner to England. Blackstone ere long found the rule of the " lord-brethren " 
to be uncongenial, and with not less politeness, it may be presumed, than, 
according to Winthrop. was manifested by those brethren in the departure of 
•Sir Christopher Gardner, he was "dismissed in peace." The former found a 
situation to his liking in Rhode Island, and the latter within the Gorges patent 
in Maine. Waiford, as Mr. Adams intimates, had no better treatment than any 
ordinary blacksmith who had " confronted the authorities'" would have got in 
England in King Charles' day. He was banished to Portsmouth. Maverick 
was tolerated after a fashion, though in a crisis he was commanded to remove 
himself to the Boston side of the channel, where he could be better watched 
than at his island home. Those who lingered at Weymouth seem to have 
given no offence, but to have accepted the inevitable, and become merged in the 
Puritan community which grew up there. 

But these things were not clone in a corner. All England had opportunity to 
know about tiiem by taking note of the proceedings in the high courts of the 
kingdom. What may be called the war of the royal charters was fought out 
there, and of this Mr. Adams gives a concise and luminous account. Had the 
judicial circumstances been favorable to Gorges the occupancy of the Massa- 
chusetts coast by his straggling bands of settlers might have proved to be a 
formidable fact; but in the end, as our author makes it clear, Gorges disap- 
pears, and the not less colossal figure of John Winthrop is beheld firmly seated 
in the chair of authority. 

In the preface to his book Mr. Adams, though recognizing the fitness of its 
more comprehensive title, says that "in a narrow sense it is a history of the 
town of Quincy." Accordingly, however distant the situation to which the 
readers attention is called, he will find that there is, at least, a thread of circum- 
stance connecting it with that ancient municipality. Thus, a compendious his- 
tory of the Plymouth colony, in its early period, is given in the book, and thereby 
the reader is reminded, among other things, that two of the victories of the 
redoubtable Capt, Miles Standish were achieved on Massachusetts soil, at Mount 
"Wollaston and at Wessagu.sset : and that both Weston's party of adventurers 
and their successors of the Robert Gorges expedition might have perished on 
-he then dismal shores of Boston Bay, had it not been for timely and generous 
aid supplied from Plymouth. Boston and Cambridge are the scenes of the tierce 
Antinomian controversy, but in the narration Mount Woiiaston early comes into 

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view as the parish, or parochial vineyard, of Rev. Mr. Wheelwright, whence he 
set forth for Boston to preach what proved to be (doubtless without intention 

on his part) his incendiary discourse. And when all was over, and only the sen- 
tence of doom remain < d to be executed, Mount VTfotlaston again appears as the 

first resting place of Mrs. Hutchinson in her journey of banishment. On one of 
the last days of March, 1638, she took passage in a boat at Boston fur the Mount, 
where her husband had a farm, and where, besides the minister, Wheelwright, 
two other men of distinction, who were of her adherents, William Coddington 
and Atherton Hough, were proprietors. Of Coddington there is at Quincy a 
continuous official record to date, concerning certain school lands which came to 
the municipality from him ; and of Hough there is a perpetual memorial in 
" Hough's Neck," a favorite sea-side resort. 

Of Capfc. Wollaston. whose name the Mount preserves, the author relates all 
that can be told; and of the doings of Thomas Morton, " mine host,'' " lord of 
misrule," whose name history and romance, and also poetry, such as it is, have 
taken into their keeping, he gives a particular and lively description. In the 
" Antinomian " part of the book all, or nearly all, the great chiefs of the Puri- 
tan colony are brought into view and discoursed upon, either in their political 
or theological aspect or both. The author makes no di>L r ui-e of his dislike of 
their theology and of their standards of conduct in the given case. It is easy 
to see, in the reading, that this " episode " might be written up in quite another 
vein ; but the author is full and candid in his presentation of the facts, and of 
notes of reference to contemporary and other writings bearing upon the sub- 
ject. 

The book will be widely read and much enjoyed, and will find a place in every 
historian's library or other library organized with an historical department. It 
is not to be regarded as a finality, for in certain respects it is rather a beginning, 
and opens up new fields for investigation and narration; and it is everywhere 
valuable as a guide. The trend of things from the earliest days forward, 
through periods of various length, is clearly discerned and traced by the author. 
It is a suggestive book, and on some points may go farther than to suggest, and 
may provoke a taking up of the pen by another historian. Of the great multi- 
tude of interesting matters touched upon, dwelt upon, or alluded to, the index 
of fifty-six pages length bears witness. 

Two or three matters, though not of special importance, have caught the re- 
viewer's attention as seeming to demand a query point. For precision's sake 
they may be mentioned. Twice, at least, appears the phrase " under weigh," 
signifying a ship's starting upon her voyage. In it is a mingling of two distinct 
ideas, covering two events which stand in the relation of cause and effect. 
When the anchor has been weighed the ship instantly gets under way ; but the 
"weigh" in the one case stands in no etymological relation whatever to the 
" way " in the other case. 

The statement on page 233 as to the original Dorchester settlers is : "The 
locality where the whole company finally settled down was the historical Dor- 
chester Heights, now better known as South Boston." The expression " finally 
settled down" will not serve; though "settled down for a day and a night" 
might do. The final settlement was around the log meetinsr-house and fortress 
just north of the less famous height of Joues' Hill, and numerously, on both sides 
of the line of the present Old Colony railroad at Savin Hill. 

On page 237 is a reference to " George Alcock, deacon of the church at Dor- 
chester." This is literally correct, but as thus stated might conceivably prove 
misleading. If, for instance, any of the deacon's descendants, thus prompted, 
were to visit Dorchester, thinking to find the scenes and situations where their 
ancestor lived, farmed, paid town taxes and voted in town meetings, they would 
be quite wrong. He was a Roxbury man in all these particulars, but was or- 
dained and temporarily served at Dorchester. Pastor Eliot, in his record of 
the Roxbury church, is the sole authority in the case, and he says of Alcock : 
"When the people of Roxbury joined to the church at Dorchester (until such 
time as God should give them opportunity to be a church among themselves) he 
was, by the church, "chosen to be deacon, especially to regard the brethren at 
Roxbury; and after he adjoined himself to tins church, at Roxbury, he was 
ordained deacon of this church." 

The author seems willing, per page G25, in case of " Hough's Neck " to tolerate 
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have gained a restoration of the true name of another headland in the lower har- 
bor, " Point Allerton," long generally called "Alderton," and it is to be hoped 
that no consent will be given that we shall again •' lapse into barbarism " in the 
pronunciation of the name of the Quincy headland. Mr. Adams is partly on the 
right road when, in the s:une foot note, he says that there is a popular idea that 
the name derives ' ; from some supposed resemblance of the locality to a horse's 
neck." The boatmen, fishermen, gunners, clam diggers, etc., of thirty or forty 
years ago, resident in the upper part of the bay. could have pointed towards the 
right solution. They called the headland " Hoss. Neck." The name had suf- 
fered a sea change in being handed down to them, orally, through five or six 
generations, but they preserved the true sound of the vowel. Happily, all 
doubts are removed by the official recorder or secretary of the General Court 
when Mr. Hough was an Assistant. He spells the name in his record live or six 
times, phonetically, and as he must have heard it pronounced when the Assistant 
was recognized by the chair or responded to roll call — " Holt'e." It may be re- 
marked gratuitously that in the corruption of " Alderton " we probably have the 
true pronunciation of the vowel, and that phonetically the Plymouth man's name 
would appear " Ollerton." 

Were there two John Bursleys? Our author seems quite sure of one as an 
original settler at Weymouth. The History of Dorchester gives Dr. Harris as 
authority for the statement that John Bursley was an original settler of Dor- 
chester, iii 1680. The History adds that he was in the country before that date 
and was an early settler of Weymouth. Dr. Harris was a careful historian, but 
unfortunately does not always give the source of his information. But the 
town record of Dorchester is not open to any dispute, and it states that iu June, 
1631, John Bursley was chosen in town meeting. With six other prominent citi- 
zens, to the important office of assessor. If Bursley could be voted for. he could 
vote ; if he could vote he must have been a Puritan in good standing. How, then 
to account for him posing as a Gorges man and an Episcopalian at Wessagusset? 

The pamphlet containing the centennial oration of Mr. Adams is of course 
restricted to Quincy affairs. In the discussion of those affairs about equal 
attention is given to their historical and to their political aspect. Considerable 
of what is contained in the two volumes named above relating to Quincy appears 
in substance, with somewhat more of philosophizing as to how best to begin the 
new century in the particular of local government. In brief the problem of the 
coming century for Quincy, and other American cities, is defined to be, How to 
contrive so that the city administration shall be conducted on business principles ; 
how to get the most competent and reliable men into positions of authority, as 
is done in a railroad, banking or manufacturing corporation? 

By Daniel W. Baker, Esq., of Boston. 

An Historical Account of the Old State House of Pennsylvania, now known as the 

Hall of Independence. By Frank M. Etting. With numerous illustrations. 

Second edition, with continuation. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates. 1891. 

Small 4to pp. ix.-f-222. 

Mr. Frank M. Etting, the author of this deeply -interesting and well-written 
volume, has made a valuable addition to historical literature. Would that 
other skilful workers would also enter this useful field of labor before the many 
priceless manuscripts now available are lost or destroyed. The book is enriched 
by many rare reproductions of portraits and prints of Colonial times. There 
should be a copy of it in every public and private library. 

_ It seems to me that no branch of learning can be more interesting and instruc- 
tive to the seeker after knowledge, than that of liistory. Amid all the mere 
1 speculations and theories, the shifting hypotheses of our day, it is refreshing 

and helpful to turn to the ample page of history, " rich with the spoils of time." 
If it be objected that history is imperfect, scholars will generally admit that it 
Is in the main correct and to be relied on. At any rate, the leading facts, the 
great epoch-making events of the past, with all their mighty influences, cannot 
be gainsaid. Certainly there is no better guide and source of knowledge (after 
Holy Scripture and tradition) than this. Perhaps earnest students of history 
may draw from it and apply to their thought and life widely different lessons. 
As the variation in the quality and calibre of minds, training and association is 
very great, so are the results deduced from the investigation of the same. But 
the man who does not, not only modify his thought by the experiences and con- 
clusions arrived at by the wise men of the past, can have but a very narrow 



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conception of life and all its grand opportunities and possibilities. Not that 
any one should be slavishly bound to think and act in all ways as others have 
done, for this would be perilous to the intellectual life. In ;i!l matters no1 of I he 
Christian faith (and even here in this sacred precinct, if ■■'• ■■ soul cannot hoin stly 
accept the eternal truths of religion) there should be wide liberty for freedom 
of thought and action. Noble ideals, nobly carried out, hare ever ruled the 
world; have ever led the way in proL r rc>s and growth, not only in the mental 
development of num. but in that far higher part of 1*1—. nature, his spiritual life 
as well. And men will gladly follow where there are leaders full of entli - 
and of stern devotion to duty to go before. So it has alwaj s been, and so it will 
always be. If there have been lapses in the history of nations, there nave always 
been the strong flood tides of righteousness to succeed them. Hildebrand, Francis 
of Assisi, Martin Luther, have stirred the world to its very depths. X:>a\ God 
will continue to raise up other holy and humble men of heart to carry forward 
the grand work of the salvation of men. Other branches of study prepare the 
waj for, lead us to the path of learning, but the careful study of hist.< ry takes us 

I directly to the source, the fountain head of knowledge. And what more impor- 

tant and engaging division of the subject can there be (to Americans at least) 
than the study of our own history and institutions, the grand outgrowth from the 
great principles inherited from our British forefathers who (under the guidance 
of Almighty God) built up here in the new world a powerful nation? And what, 
I ask, can be of deeper interest tc us — after devotion to religion — than the care- 
ful application and dissemination of the great political principles embodied in 
our Declaration of Independence? No loyal American can ever regard the prin- 
ciples contained therein save with the deepest regard and respect. Here is the 
political foundation of our national life. Liberty is ever the watchward of Old 
England and New England ; liberty — under the law of the land — to act and speak 
as conscience dictates. Neither is this liberty to be ever allowed to degenerate 
into anarchism. The tenacity and staying qualities of our race, our love of 

i order and justice inwrought through and through in that splendid code of the 

English common law — '• the best," no less an authority than Montesquieu has 
said — "that the world has ever seen" — the principles of which are accepted 
and believed in by all English-speaking peoples, may be safely trusted to carry 
us through all insurrections from within and dangers from without. So shall 
we retain the position which our lace has so proudly won in the van of civiliza- 
tion and true progress. So shall we be carriers and dispensers of the Christian 
religion to all nations. 

By the Rev. Daniel Rollins, of Boston. 

Bibliography of Dover, N. H. By John R. Ham, M.D. Concord, N. 11. : Ira 

C. Evans, Printer. 1892. 12mo. pp. 74. 
Dover, N. H. in the U. S. Navy, 1861-1865. Bv John R. Hah, M.D. Dover, 

N. H. : N. E. Stiles, Printer. 1802. 12mo. pp. 11. 
The Necessity for a Hospital in Dover, X. II. Read by John R. Ham, M.D., at 

the regular meeting of the Dover Medical Society, on Feb. 3, 1.^92. Dover, 

N. H. : N. E. Stiles's Job Printing House. 1892. 12mo. pp. 6. 

Here are three works relating to Dover in New Hampshire by Dr. Ham of 
that city, who has done much to preserve materials for the history of that 
ancient town. 

The Bibliography of Dover contains : 1, Works on Dover: 2, Works written 
by residents of Dover while residing there; 3. Works bearing the publication 
imprint of Dover. The compilation seems to be very thoroughly and accurately 
done. We are surprised at the number of titles Dr. Ham has been able to col- 
lect. It will prove a very useful work. 

In the next work, Dover in the United States Navy, the author gives a list of 
one hundred citizens of Dover who served in the navy, with the names of the 
vessels in which they served, besides other interesting details. 

The other pamphlet is an able plea for a hospital in that city. 

The London and Middlesex Notebook. A Gamer of Local History and Antiquities. 

Edited by W. P. W Phillimoke. London: Elliot Stock, G2 Paternoster 

Row, E. C. 1S92, 8vo. pp. 288. Price 10 shillings. 

This book, by an antiquarian writer well known to our readers, is peculiarly 
interesting because of the great variety of its contents; every fact that is diffl- 






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cult of access or liable to total loss relating to London and Middlesex is deemed 
an appropriate part of it. Brief histories of societies and the work of their 
members, copies of monumental inscriptions, accounts of local customs, bio- 
graphical notices, and geographical items. In some respects the most important 
part of the hook is the frequent articles on the old buildings now destroyed, 
telling when and by whom they were erected and occupied, and sometimes 
accompanied by drawings. This study of the changes in appearance of localities 
is becoming most popular in New England, especially in Boston, and the columns 
of the Saturday Evening Transcript are highly valued for this kind of matter; 
but a pamphlet like Mr. Phillimore's admits fuller description and illustration, 
and this one feature of its work must make it of inestimable value, in a few years 
of our changing times. The most amusing articles, which would interest every- 
one, are the descriptions of ancient customs, some of which still survive, as the 
use of the " rousing staff " at Fulbam Palace, to wake the servants by rapping 
on their windows, — the easement of the right to walk and smoke on the roof of 
I the church of St. Olave. Jewry, — and the inquisition of the manor of Sutton, 

goiug into such detail as to include "nnus cattus senex, et duo juvenes catti." 
The >!. E. Historical and Genealogical Register is several times referred to, and 
abstract-: are taken from the English probate papers which Mr. Waters has been 
publishing in this magazine the past ten years. Loudon and Middlesex Gentry 
in 1673 covers. many pages, and may furnish a clue to many American genealo- 
gists; the names are arranged alphabetically, and some of them sound very 
familiar. The most elaborate contribution is An Account of the Lord Mayors 
and Sheriffs temp. James I. These are arranged chronologically, and give a short 
sketch of the origin and rise of each individual, the names of his wives, usually 
plural, and children with their marriages, all accompanied with dates and valu- 
able notes. Bound together in this volume are several very interesting genealo- 
gical inquiries, and the answers thereto some months later. + + + 

Contributions of the Old Residents' Historical Association, Lowell, Mass. Vol. V. 

No. I. Published by the Association, October, 1893. Lowell, Mass. : Morn- 
ing Mail Print. 1892. Svo. pp. 1G4. 
Early Grants of Land in the Wilderness North of Merrimack. By- George A. 

Gordon. Lowell, Mass : Press of the Morning Mail. 1892. Svo. pp. 17. 

With an Index. 

The Old Residents' Historical Association of Lowell, Massachusetts, was 
organized December 21, 1863, and has already completed four volumes of its 
*' Contributions." The number before us is the first of a new volume, and con- 
tains: 1, Memoir of Hon. Josiah Gardner Abbott, LL.D., by Charles Cowley, 
LL.D. ; 2, Early Settlers of that part of Chelmsford now Lowell, by Henry S. 
Perhara ; 3, Early Grants of Land North of the Merrimack, by George A. Gor- 
don- 4, My Schools and Teachers in Lowell Sixty Years Ago, by Varnum Lin- 
coln; 5, Annual Report, by Benjamin Walker, vice president; and 6, St. Luke's 
Church, Lowell, by James S. Russell. The annual report and the papers were 
all read before the Association at various dates, and they all contain valuable 
matter illustrating the*hlstory of Lowell and its viciuity. 

Mr. Gordon's paper, which was read on the 2d of August last, has been re- 
printed as a separate pamphlet. The title is given at the head of this article. 
The New York Nation, Dec. 8, 1892, thus speaks of it: 

" Few historic monographs are so instructive, and fewer are so readable, as 
Mr. George A. Gordon's account of land-grants in the wilderness north of Mer- 
rimack River in 1059 and onward. 

" Lowell, second of Massachusetts cities in 1880, was a centre of these grants, 
and this paper was recently read there before the Old Residents 5 Historical 
Association, all of whom doubtless wished they were descendants of the original 
grantees. The grants were sometimes made to requite heroism in public ser- 
vice, or in return for money advanced in planting the colony, or in place of 
salaries, or, once, as an Indian reservation. It is remarkable how many names 
occur that are still notable, as Winthrop, Saltonstall, Higginson, Gardner. Tyng, 
Russell, etc. The boundaries were so indelinite as to need perambulations at 
Last annually, thus : ' Laid out to Mr Edward Tyng 250 acres in the wilderness 
on the northern side of Merrimack River, being bounded and butted by a farm 
laid out to Mr Buss til on the south end; the wilderness elsewhere surrounding 
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Indian names is given according to latest authorities. Racy anecdotes abound, 
so that no dish at dinner can have been more of a dainty than the discourse. 
One of the grantees was in lt>69 a commissioner at Saiera to see that no coin was 
exported, with authority to examine outgoing sailors and passengers, and, if 
found, to bring the coin to the court for confiscation. His career ought to be 
studied by our statesmen, who are now laboring so hard to keep gold from run- 
ning out of the country." 

Suffolk Deeds, Lib. VI. Boston : Rockwell & Churchill, City Printers. 1S92. Svo. 

By an order approved by the Mayor,- Dec. 23, 1890, the Board of Aldermen of 
the City of Boston authorized the Register of Deeds "to have printed, stereo- 
typed, indexed and distributed the Sixth Volume of Suffolk Deeds." Acting 
under this authority Thomas F. Temple, Esq., Register of Deed.-, has now pub- 
lished this sixth volume of the records in his oiiice. Fersons of skill and 
experience in reading ancient manuscript have been employed in transcribing 
the copy for the printer, and in comparing the proof sheets with the original. 
This volume includes the instruments, principally conveyances of real estate, 
which were recorded from February, 10GS to October, 1072, and is in the same 
excellent style and form as the rive volumes previously printed. It is furnished 
with the descriptive inJex grantor and grantee, with index of other names and 
of places, which have been made under the supervision of John T. Hassam, Esq. 
The modern improvements in heating and lighting are believed by experts to be 
very destructive to the life of the paper on which our ancient records are written, 
and while with the exercise of constant care they may be preserved from sudden 
destruction as by tire, yet there seems to be no sure way of protecting them 
against this less rapid but nevertheless destructive action of these and perhaps 
other elements of modern convenience and necessity, but the important matter 
they contain can be perpetuated in print, and this work of printing the more 
ancient records has not been commenced any too soon. It is very fortunate that 
there are public-spirited men who are now earnest in their efforts for the pre- 
servation of the matter contained in these valuable old Books of Public Record, 
and it is fortunate also that the men wdio have had so much to do with the 
printing of these records have been men who have thoroughly understood the 
importance of care and strict accuracy in their reproduction, that the print 
may be a correct transcript and convey to the reader as nearly as possible the 
exact idea of the original record. 

By Don Gleason Hill, Esq., of Dedham, Mass. 



DEATHS. 



John* Denison Champlin died in New 
York City, Monday, Sept. 12, 1892. in 
the 82d year of his age. He was born 
in Westerly, R. L, Dec. 5, 1810, and 
was of the eighth generation in America 
from Geoffrey Charnplin, one of the 
early settlors' of Newport in 1639, 
through Captain William 2 and Mary 
Babcoek; William 3 and Mary Clark; 
William 4 and Mary Thompson ; Wil- 
liam 5 and Sarah Pendleton ; William 6 
and Elizabeth Wells ; and Major Isaac 7 
and Mary Dcnison. Mr. Charnplin was 
married Sept. 12, 1831, to Sylvia Bo'st- 
wiek, daughter of Joel Bostwick, Esq., 
of New Miiford, Conn., and eighth in 
descent from Arthur Bostock, the im- 
migrant, who was originally of Tarpor- 
ley, Cheshire, England, and later of 
Stratford, Conn. Mrs. Sylvia Charnp- 



lin died in Lexington, Kentucky, March 
5, 1856, leaving the following children: 
John Denison, born in Stonington, 
Conn., Jan. 29, 1834; William Belden, 
Stonington, July 15, 1 S 3 6 ; Caroline 
Brown, Wetumpka, Alabama, Feb. 4, 
1839 (m. John Lang Macaulay, New 
Orleans, Julv 6, 1861, and d. New Or- 
leans, Feb. '22. 1862); and Edward 
Elmore, Dorchester, Mass., June 13, 
1841. Mr. Charnplin was largely en- 
gaged in railway construction in the 
South and West before the Civd War, 
and built several important railroads, 
including a large part of the North 
Missouri and the Clarksville branch of 
the Louisvdle and Nashville. He was 
president of the Mississippi Valley 
Telegraph Company before its -consoli- 
dation with the Western Union. 



1893.] 



Deaths, 



103 



Sylvester Henry Haines died of para- 
lysis, near Cumings, Traill Co., No. 
Dakota, on Friday, Sept. 23, 1392, 
aged 76 years, 2 months and 25 days. 
He Was born in Loudon, Merrimack 
Co., N. II., June 29, 1816; the third 
son of Joseph and Martha Griffin 
(Dwinell) Haines, and the sixth in 
lineal descent from Deacon Samuel 
Haines of that part of Portsmouth, 
N. II., now Greenland, who came from 
Westbury, Wiltshire, England, in 1035. 
[See pedigree, Register, vol. xxiii., 
pages 14S-9.] 

In 1832 he removed to Salem, Mass., 
where he served an apprenticeship with 
Mr. Joseph Edwards, a master carpen- 
ter of South Salem, after which he fol- 
lowed his trade in Lynn and Boston 
until the spring of 1836, when he mi- 
grated to Galena. Illinois, where he was 
engaged for fifteen years as a master 
builder. 

In 1851 he removed to Lansing, Iowa, 
and operated a saw mill until IS5S, 
when he changed his residence to 
"Waterloo township, where he had pur- 
chased a tract of land with a mill site on 
"Waterloo Creek, which he improved by 
the erection of a flouring mill, and laid 
out the present thriving village of Dor- 
chester, which he named after Dorches- 
ter, Mass. Here he remained and car- 
ried on the milling business for eighteen 
years, until the 2 1th March, 1874:, when 
he removed to Masonville, Iowa, where 
he had bought a farm and where he 
continued to reside until the 7th May, 
1880, when he removed to Caledonia, 
Traill Co., North Dakota, where three 
of his children had located. 

He married the 5th April, 18 38, at 
Lynn, Mass"., Miss Eicy Tucker Nourse, 
daughter of Edward Nourse of Lynn, 
who died at Caledonia, N. 1)„ the 15th 
November, 1890, aged 76 years, 8 
months and 14 days. She had borne 
her husband eight children, six of 
whom survive., viz.: Cecelia Frances 
Harrington and Frank Lindsey of Vil- 
lard. Minn.; Georgia Alberta Robinson 
of N\w Albin, Iowa; Harriet Augusta 
Laj nan of Caledonia, N. D. ; Ella Le- 
tetia Ward of Cumings, and Charles 
N on s -.<_■ of Oberlin. Louisiana. His four 



ers were present when his spirit 



dau 

trtofc its flight. He was buried by the 
side of his faithful wife, with, whom he 
had lived for over half a century. He 
and his wife were admitted to the Pres- 
byterian church at Galena in 1841. 



Mr. Haines was an enterprising man, 
and prominent in the several communi- 
ties in which he lived, and always re- 
spected by his neighbors. Hi> only 
surviving brother i< Mr. Andrew M. 
Haines of Galena, Ills. * * * 

Ciiarees Morkis Harris, a prominent 
citizen of Oakdale, Mass., and for 
twenty- one years superintendent of the 
West Boylston Manufacturing Com- 
pany, died at his residence in Oakdale, 
Nov. 10, 1S92, of typhoid fever, after 
three weeks illness, aged 4.1. He was 
the second sen of the late Charles M. 
and Emily S. (Dean) Harris [See Regis- 
ter, vol. 37, page 293], and was born in 
Richmond, R. I., Oct. 17, 1851. Two 
years later the family removed to Oak- 
dole, Mass., and here he resided till his 
death, excepting a few short inteivais. 
At an early age he began to learn the 
manufacturing business in his father's 
mill, and he was not lonir in mastering 
it in all its details. Before he was of 
age he left the mill and went into the 
manufacturing business with Charles 
L. Truchon at Unioirville, Mass. In 
1871 he went back to the mill at Oak- 
dale as superintendent, and held the 
position till September last, when he 
resigned it. Mr. Harris was greatly 
interested in all matters pertaining to 
the welfare of the town. He was a 
director of the West Boylston Manu- 
facturing Company, and of the L. M. 
Harris Co.'s cotton mills. He was past 
master of Boylston Lodge, a member 
of Eureka Royal Arch Chapter of Wor- 
cester, and held other ottices i.n the 
masonic fraternity. 

Mr. Harris's death is the fourth that 
has occurred in the family in three 
years, his father, Charles Morris Harris 
senior, having died April 24, 1890 ; his 
sister Emma^ Feb. 27, 1892, and his 
muther, Mrs. Emily S. Harris, Aug. 16, 
1892. There is but one member of the 
family left, a brother, Henry Francis 
Harris, who graduated at Tufts College 
in 1871, and is now a lawyer in Wor- 
cester, and who succeeded his father as 
treasurer of the West Boylston Manu- 
facturing Company. 

He was twice married, first to Miss 
Ella M. Lourie, and second to Miss 
Clara A. Mague, who survives him. 
He leaves four children by his first 
wife, and one by his second. — Abstracted 
from (he Worcester Telegraph, Xouember 
11, 1892, with addition*. 



10-i Genealogical Gleanings in England,. [Jan. 



GENEALOGICAL. GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND. 

By Henry F. Waters, A.M. 
[Continued from Vol. 46, page 456.] 

Jacob Jesson of London, merchant, SO September 1682, proved 17 
August 1686. Refers to marriage agreement with present wife Mary. I 

give, will and devise unto Mr. George Scot and Mr. Richard Lloyd, mv 
executors all my lauds, messuages &c at Yarmouth in New England in 
trust, they to sell my lands and tenements in Plymouth Colony in New 
England to such persons as John Walley of Boston in New England, 
whom I have authorized to sell the same, shall sel! or agree to sell and the 
money that shall be raised by the sale thereof shall be reckoned as part of 
my personal estate and shall go to my children. I give and bequeath to 
| my honored mother Dorothy Jesson twenty pounds to buy her a ring and 

five pounds to buy her mourning. To my father in law Richard Glover 
five pounds to buy him mourning. To my brother Nathaniel Jesson 
twenty pounds to buy him a ring and five pounds to buy him mourning. 
To my brothers in law William Grosvenor, John Glover, Gabriel Glover, 
Richard Thomas and James Cocks five pounds apiece to buy them mourn- 
ing. To my sisters Rebecca Thomas, Elizabeth Cocks, Sarah Grosvenor 
and Elizabeth Jesson* five pounds apiece to buy them mourning. To the 
said Sarah Grosvenor five pounds to buy her a ring. To Madam Lydia 
Martin ah Stevens at Westminster twenty pounds if she survives me or 
else to her heirs. To my loving brother in law Mr. Jn° Walley of Boston 
five pounds of New England money. To my niece Elizabeth Walley. the 
I '\ daughter of my brother in law Thomas Walley deceased twenty pounds in 
I j New England money, to be paid to her upon the attaining to the age of 
twenty one years or day of marriage. To my loving friend Tho : Taylor, 
minister, now living on or near Gaslick Hill in Londou ten pounds and to 
my cousins William and Josiah Bird five pounds apiece. To my uncle 
Samuel Short and to my aunt Rebecca Cooper and unto my cousin Stephen 
Newton twenty shillings apiece to buy each of them a ring. To Thomas 
Jacomb Doctor in Divinity live pounds. To my executors fifteen pounds 
in trust to give the same unto such poor ministers as they shall think fit. To 
the parish of St. Andrew Undershaft where I now dwell five pounds for 
the churchwardens to distribute as they shall think fit. Forty pounds to 
be paid to such persons as my sister Rebecca Thomas shall direct and ap- 
point, and the same amount to such as my sister Elizabeth Cocks shall 
appoint. The rest to mv children. 

My friends M r George Scot, citizen and fishmonger of London and Mr. 
Richard Lloyd, citizen of London and by calling linendraper, to be execu- 
tors. ' Lloyd. 108. 

[Of the above Jacob Jesson, Savage says that he was a merchant in "Boston 
and agent of his brother Abraham, an ironmonger of London. lie was a mem- 
ber of the Artillery Co. 1673. It, is to be hoped that some of my Boston friends 
will show just who the testator's brothers in law, John and Thomas Walley, 
were. Henry F. Waters.] 

* This Elizabeth Jesson must be his niece, daughter of Abraham J.— w. h. vr. 



1803.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 105 

[These wills give us the following facts. Dorothy 1 , widow of Jessou, 

had children : 

Nathaniel, 1 survived his brothers. 

Jacob. 

Abraham, who had three children. 

Rebecca, wife of Richard Thomas. 

Elizabeth, " ;i James Cox. 

Sarah, " " William Grosvenor. 

Of these, Jacob Jessou was in New England, and undoubtedly was twice mar- 
ried. His first wife, as will be shown, was Elizabeth, probably a daughter of 
Rev. Thomas Walley; his second wife. Mary, was evidently a daughter of 
Richard Glover. These marriages are clearly pointed out by his mention of 
brothers-in-law John and Thomas Walley, John and Gabriel Glover. I find on 
the Boston recordsthat Jacob and Elizabeth Jessou had : Jacob, b. Dec. 18, 1G70 ; 

(Abraham, b. July 14, 1672 ; Jacob, b. Sept. 10. 1074. As neither of these chil- 
dren is mentioned in Mrs. Dorothy Jessop's will, it is fair to presume that they 
died young and that their mother also died here. I find by Suffolk Deeds, viii. 
260, that 25 March, 1671, Abraham Jessou of Loudon, ironmonger, made his 
brother Jacob J. of Boston his attorney. This power of attorney was witnessed 
by John Lawrence, Jr., Christopher Clarke and Isaac Adciington: Clark verified 
it here I July, 1071, and Addiugton did so Dec. 4, 1073. In 1071 Jacob Jesson 
bought land on Rawson's- lane from Edward and William Rawson. He sold the 
same Jan. 10, 1670, to William Hubbard (Stiff. Deeds, xiii. 81) and as no wife 
joined therein, I have no doubt that she was dead, and that he was going home. 
I find that Feb. 10, 1685. Major John Walley and wife Sarah, of Bristol, Ely- 
mouth County, mortgaged a wharf and other property in Boston to Jacob and 
Nathaniel Jessou of London, for £240 (Su3*. Deeds, xiii. 445:. This mortgage 
be paid in full Aug. 17, 1094 (Stiff. Deeds, xvi. 394) to William Stoughton, 
attorney for Nathaniel Jesson and John Petit, executor of Jacob Jesson. 

I do not find the marriage of Jacob Jesson and Elizabeth Walley at Boston, 
presumably in 1009 or 1670, but it seerns that her father. Rev. Thomas Walley, 
came to Boston in 1003. It is also possible, as Lev. Thomas had been rector of 
St. Mary's, Whitechapel, London, that Jesson had known the Walleys in London 
and had married there, coming to New England to join Iris wife's relatives. 
1 will now proceed to the Walley family, concerning which much confusion 
I exists in printed accounts. 

There were two contemporary John Walleys in Boston, both members of the 
Old South. One was John, son of Rev. Thomas, a major, judge, &c. ; the other 
was a very reputable citizen. In regard to this latter John, I find that Boston 
town records show that John Walley m. Elizabeth, dan. of late Robert Wing, 
3 April, 1661, and they undoubtetllv were the parents of six children between 
1002 and 1679; viz. John, b. \v<z. 27, 1662; Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1605; Elizabeth, 
b. July 28, 1667; Samuel, b. Feb. 1, 1670; Thomas, b. Feb. 26, 1672; Samuel, b. 
Aug. 4, 1079. 

Then we come to probably another John and Elizabeth four years later, and I 
presume the Old South Catalogue is correct in saying that this was John Jr.. 
and his wife Elizabeth was elan, of the second John Aiden, and that she re- 
married in 1702 Simon Willard. Their children were : 

Sarah, b. Aug. 25, 1084; d. June 29, 1690. 

Abiel, b. Au<r. 30. 1680. 

William, b. Dec. 23, 1087. 

John, b. July 19, 1089. 

Elizabeth, b. May 4, 1093. 

Sarah, b. April 17, 1695. 

So far tins seems all clear and probable. There were also in Boston, John 
Wa.ioy and wife Sarah, who had John, b. 7 Nov. 1077, and Hannah, b. 23 July, 
\' -*••■'. I see every reason to suppose that this was our Major John Walley, who 
xs%* "f Art. Co. 1071, and removed to Barnstable about 1683, and thence to Bris- 
tol where he was in 1685. Nor do I see that he had any other wife than Sarah 
»S il«ey, old South, Dec. 1672. His wife Sarah, who was alive in 1685, d. Nov. 
^J'lL «m! \vas bnried on the 1 /> t L i . as Sewall snys (ii. 320). He also says, 

^'* v * '■'■■'■ ^ ^'-- Hannah Walley died last night aged better than 30 years." This 
agrees with the above birth of the daughter in locu; and under date of Dec. 1, 
VOL. XL vn. 10 



106 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [Jan. 

Sewall says, Mrs. Sarah Walley buried, evidently a slip of tlio pen, and possibly 
strengthening onr surmise that Hannah was daughter of Sarah. 

It seems highly probable that Major John Walley's first child. Joan . died early, 
and that at Bristol he had the four who survived Mm. His will of Feb. 4, 1712 
(Sufi'. Wills 17, p. 402) mentions son John Walley, two daughters Elizabeth and 
Lydia Walley, dan. Sarah Chancy, widow [of Rev. Charles C] and her four 
children, viz. Charles, Mary, Isaac and Walley. He also mentions his late brother 
Thomas, and late sisters Hannah Alleyn and Mary Crocker. 

I do not trace the documents of Major John, because a very good account is 
given in Freeman's Cape Cod, i. 291. But the will enables us to correct Savage's 
account. Rev. Thomas 1 Walley of London is suppostO, to have been the son of 
Robert of London, whose will is dated 1651, and grandson of John "Walley, 

I printer, of London, recorded at Whitechapel. He had sons John 2 and Thomas, 2 

and daughters Sarah wife of Samuel Aileyne, and Mary wife of Job Crocker. 
Thomas? Walley, Jr., m. Hannah Baker and had Thomas. 3 who d. s. p. ; Han- 
nah. 3 who m. William Stone, and secondly James Leonard; and Elizabeth, wife 
of Edward Adams, cordwainer. Thomas, 2 d. in 1672, and his widow m. Rev. 
George Shove of Taunton. 

I am surprised that the maiden name of Major John 2 Walley's wife is unknown, 
but it is not improbable that he married in England. — W. H. Whitmore.] 

Dosqthy Jesson of Bethnall Green in the parish of Stepney ah Stebcn- 
iieath, Middlesex, widow, 20 December 1690, proved G October 1693. 
To my son Nathaniel Jesson twenty pounds. To my daughter Rebecca 
Thomas twenty pounds. To my daughter Elizabeth Cox twenty pounds. 
To my grandchildren Abraham, Elizabeth and Rebecca Jesson, son and 
-daughters of my late son Abraham Jesson deceased, five pounds apiece. 
To my grandson Glover Jesson and to my grand-daughters Mary and 
Elizabeth Jesson, the children of my late son Jacob Jesson deceased, live 
pounds apiece. To Messrs Robert Braggs, Senior, Matthew Meade and 
Richard Lav.-rence fifty shillings apiece. To my friends Mr. John Pettit, 
• citizen and merchant tailor of Loudon, and James Pettit, citizen and mercer 
.-of London, ten pounds apiece. To the widows Butler, Wells and Moone 
twenty shillings apiece. To poor widows of Bethnall Green and Dog Row 
•forty shillings. To poor widows of St. Mary Matfellon ah Whitechapel 
three pounds. To my grandchildren Dorothy Cox and Rebecca Thoma3 
all my linen which is locked up in the trunk marked with W. T. To Anne 
:&nd her sister, daughters of William Biddle of Daliinson. in Co. Stafford, 
my third part of a parcel of land called Daywork in Dallison. Whereas 
I, the said Dorothy Jesson, do stand possessed of and in one messuage or 
tenement with the appurtenances situate in Lombard Street in the parish of 
St. Nicholas Aeons in London, called or known lately by the sign of Rose 
and rebuilt by Henry Pinson, citizen and merchant tailor of London upon 
the Toft, soil and ground whereon a messuage which was burnt down in 
the late dreadful fire which happened in London stood, and now in the 
occupation of John Price, Barber &c. I bequeath the same to the said 
John and James Pettit upon trust to pay one half the clear rents and 
profits to my daughter Rebecca Thomas and the other half to my daughter 
Elizabeth Cox. The residue of my goods &c. to my son Nathaniel and my 
6aid daughters equally. Coker, 159. 

John* Coke of Dorchester, in the County .of Dorset, mercer, 23 April 
1641, proved 26 October 1041. To the poor of the parish of Holy Trinity 
in Dorchester ten shillings. I give unto John Coke my son the moneys 
and goods that are in Mr. Smith-e's hands in New England and ten pounds 
more. The ten pounds given unto him by his late grandfather Mr. Vawter 
shall ba paid out of a debt due uuto the said Mr. Vawter by William Sav- 



1893.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 107 

age Esq. and Frauds Matthews Esq. To my son Samuel Coke ten pounds 
over and above the sum given unto him by Mrs. Elizabeth Strode deceased, 
late daughter of Sir Richard Strode knight. Son Thomas Coke shall be 
placed apprentice &c. My daughters Elizabeth and Debora Coke. My 
wife Elizabeth. My friends Thomas Gollopp the elder Esq., Gilbert Iron- 
side clerk, Bachelor in Divinity, James Gould of Dorchester, merchant. 
Edward Bragg of the same place, woollen draper, and Richard Scovile of 
the same place gen". Evelyn, 127. 

Comfort Starr of the town of Lewis in the County of Sussex, clerk, 
21 June 1709. proved 20 December 1711. I give unto my son Josiah 
Starr (who is now beyond Sea at Bermudas) my silver tobacco box which 
hath a coat of arms upon it and all my rive silver spoous marked with these 
letters thus placed c ? G . also a silver salt and a little silver cup marked 
with the same letters, in manner as before expressed. I give unto my two 
sons Josiah and John Starr all my pewter and linen that is marked with 
the same letters, to be equally divided between them. I give all my Latin, 
Greek and Hebrew books to my son Josiah Starr and all ray English books 
and manuscripts to my son George Starr, excepting the bible which I 
ordinarily use and nine pieces of Mr Cary upon Job, which I give to my 
son John Starr. I give my son Josiah (besides all he had of me wheu 1 
set him up at London) one hundred pounds. To my sou John twenty five 
pounds, which with the three score and fifteen pounds lie hath had of me 
since I came to Lewis makes up the full sum of one hundred pounds, and to 
his children Elizabeth, Comfort, Thomas and Sarah five pounds apiece. 
Moreover my mind and will is that my sons Josiah and John lay no claim 
to any moneys put out in my name upon mortgage or bond which belong 
to their brother George, if there be any sum or sums abroad that may be 
made appear to be given to him or his mother for his use by his grandfather 
or grandmother Finch of Dover or by his Aunt Hartmau of Lewis or any 
other. I give to my said sou George one hundred pounds and also twenty 
pounds which my aunt Hartmau desired me to pay him at my decease. I 
give unto my three sons Josiah, John and George Starr my messuage (now 
made two tenements) with the shops, yards, backsides, gardens and appur- 
tenances, lying and being in Ashford in Kent, for ever, after their mother's 
(my present wife's) decease, and not before. I give also to my said three 
sons those two pieces or parcels of Land containing by estimation ten acres, 
more or less, called Yonderstlelds in Shadoxhurst near Ashford. I make 
ay dear and loving wife Anne Starr sole executrix. Young, 267. 

[Comfort Starr was a graduate of Harvard College in the class of 1047. He - 
was born at Ashford in Kent, in the year 1024, and came to New England with 
his father in 1635. In 1650 he returned to England, and was minister at Carlisle 
In Cumberland, but was ejected in 1662. He died Oct. 30, 1711, in his 87th year, 
at Lewes, in Sussex, where he was pastor of a church. He was the sou of Com- 
fort .Starr of Cambridge, Duxbury and Boston, who died Jan. 2, 1658-D, and 
whose will is printed in the Register, vol. 9. pp. 223-4. Sketches of the life 
of the testator will can be found in Siblev's Harvard Graduates, vol. 1, p. 162. j 
fisd Palmer's Nonconformists Memorial, ed. 1602, vol. 1, p. 376.— Editor.] j 

Thomas Baxckes citizen and barber surgeon of London, 15 October 
1500, proved 17 May 1598. My body to be buried in the parish church 
of Si, Michael in the Querne. Forasmuch as my eldest son Richard Banckes 
aath unnaturally and undutifully forsaken his native country and natural 
parents and io the course of his life hath brought great grief and sorrow to 
mt and to his mother and in regard of his want of compassion towards us 



108 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

hatb justly deserved to bo holden and reputed as a lost son J do therefore 
will and devise all my lands, tenements and hereditaments to im T son John 
Banckes. My movable go >ds and chattels &c. shad be divided, according 
to the custom of the City of London, into three equal parts, whereof one 
part 1 u've and bequeath to Joan my loving wife and an other third part I 

Iwill to be divided amongst my children, whereof as many of my said chil- 
dren as are already advanced shall every one of them have, out of the same 
third part, so much for their full and further, advancement as shall make 
up their portions, according to the custom of the. City, equal with the residue 
of my said children not yet advanced, saving that my said son Richard shall 
be utterly secluded out of this my last will and testament and hold himself 
to his advancement already received, without partaking with the residue of 
my children in any of my estate, either of inheritance, goods or chattels. 
The other third part, being by the custom of the said City in my tree and 
voluntary disposition, 1 do ordain dec. to bear, perform and pay the charges 
of my funerals and other the ordinances, legacies and payments hereafter 
limited, bequeathe*! or devised. Then follow certain bequests of mourning 
gowns &c. to individual friends, servants &c: To my godson Richard 
Deane son to my daughter Mary Deaue twenty pounds, to my daughter 
Katherine Some twenty pounds, to my daughter Mary Deane twenty 
pounds, to my daughter Elizabeth twenty pounds, to my daughter Susan 
twenty pounds, to my daughter Joan twenty pounds, to my daughter Sarah 
twenty pounds, over and above their said portions rising unto them by the 
custom of the said City of London. I do also forgive unto my brother Wil- 
liam Banckes all such sums of money as he doth owe me. and live pounds to 
be equally divided amongst his children. A similar bequest to brother Chris- 
tofer Banckes and his children, and to brothers Suowe and Seybrooke. and 
four pounds to be divided amongst their children, ail of them. To my 
brother Thomas Pettit three pounds. To eight poor scholars of the Uni- 
versity of Cambridge, whereof two of them to be of Trinity College, eight 
decent suites of black apparel, viz. doublets, hose and stockings, to be de- 
livered them at or against their proceeding and going forth Bachelors of 
Art. To the relief of the poor children harbored in Christ's Hospital, to 
sundry companies and the poor of sundry parishes. My wife Joan and son 
John to see to the due execution of this my last will and my two sons in 
law Bartholomew Some and Richard Deane to be the overseers. Then 
follows a list of such as were to receive rings <kc. A codicil was made 25 
March 1598, providing for additional bequests, among which to loving friend 
Master Robert Gogan, Treasurer of Christ's Hospital, a gown of black cloth, 
to nephew William Banckes a cloak of black cloth, to Susan wife of Gregory 
Hargrave a gown of black cloth &c. Lewyn, 48. 

John Bancfis citizen and mercer of London, 20 May 1630, proved 30 
October 1630, My h^dy to be buried in the Chancel of St. Michael's the 
Querne in the Wjxd of Harrington within, in the same grave wherein my 
dear and loving parents, with my two most dear beloved wives, lie buried. 
One half of my personal estate I give and, bequeath to Anne, my dear and 
only daughter, to be paid unto her at her age of twenty and one years or 
her day of marriage. Eight thousand pounds allotted for her portion. Be- 
quests to various city companies, to the children of my sister Mary Deane 
deceased, the children of my sister Susan Draper and of nay sister Joane 
Titchborne. My sister Dame Catherine Barnardiston. To William 
Banckes, Richard Banckes, Thomas Banckes, George Banckes and Mary 



1803.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 109 

Banckes the children of my uncle William Banckes deceased, Christopher 
Banckes, Mary Banckes (a maid) Anne Bauckes which married John 
Bigges, and Alice Banckes, all the children oi my uncle Christopher Banckes 
deceased. To my daughter Anne a great chest with guilded leather which 
hath nineteen iron bars over the cover, with all things In it, as plate, linen, 
chains, jewels, rings, with all things in it of what nature or condition so 
ever, to her own use forever, as my gilt, without any accompt to be made 
&c. For Use more decent and comely performance of my funeral, accord- 
ing to my degree and place, I do allot and allow to be spent thereon the 
sura of two thousand marks. (To sundry poor, among which) the poor of 
the parish of St. Michael Basingshawe where I am a parishioner. To the 
parson, churchwardens and parishioners of St. Michael's the Querue, where 
I was born, a fair great flagon pot of .silver, with the mercers' arms on it, 
of the value of twenty five pounds sterling; and another like it to the parish 
of St. Michael Enssingshawe. To thirty of my kindred and dear friends 
rings of gold of three pounds each ring, likewise one hundred rin_s of gold, 
to kindred and friends, of forty shillings each, and further one hundred rings 
of gold, to familiar loving friends, of twenty shillings each. William Banckes 
a minister, the eldest son of my uncle William Banckes deceased. To Mary 
Banckes, my uncle William's daughter, and to her live children. To the 
four children of Alice Banckes deceased (she was the wife of one Elolnian) 
viz*. John her son and Alice, Anne and Elizabeth her daughters. My uncle 
Christopher's daughter Mary, an ancient maid. My aunt. Anne Banckes, 
late wife of my uncle Christopher. The four children of my aunt Sea- 
brooke, viz' Thomas her son, her daughter Frances and her six children, 
another daughter Margaret and her live children, and another daughter 
Martha and her three children. Joane Snowe daughter of my:iunt Snowe 
deceased. The three children of my brother in law Charles Evans deceased, 
viz 1 Thomas, Elizabeth and Jane. John and Anne Evans the children of 
my brother in law William Evans deceased. My two sons in law Richard 
and John Hassells, Richard and Anne Pountyes the children of my brother 
in law John Pounteyes. Samuel and Mary Husbandes the children of ray 
sister in law Mary Husbandes deceased. The children of my sister Mary 
Dearie viz 4 Joane Mildemaye, wife of Mr. Robert Milemaye, Mary Deane 

wife of Goodwin, my god daughter, Sarah Deane wife of William 

Rolfe, and Catherine Deane, my sister Mary's youngest daughter. My 
sister Joane, wife of Robert Titchborne, and her daughter Catherine Titch- 
oorne v my god daughter, wife of Edmond Monioye, and her other children. 
Johanna, Elizabeth and Robert Titchborne. At this present my god- 
daughter Katherine Titchborne is great with child and looketh every day, 
by the blessing of God, to be delivered. To Susan tfoge the wife of Raffe 
floge.. the daughter of my sister Susan Draper, the sum of fifty pounds and 

| also to John ffoge her son fifty pounds more. My sister Susan Draper the 

wife of Edward Draper, girdler, and her two daughters Susan ffoge and 
Mary Draper. Sundry friends and servants named, lily brother in law 
Robert Titchborne of London, skinner, I make sole and absolute executor, 
and my brother in law Sir Richard Deane, knight, Sir Robert Densie, 
Baronet, Anthony Withers, mercer, Clement Mosse, under chamberlain of 
the City of London, and Hambieii: Clerke, free of the Fishmongers and one 
of the ancient clerks in the Mayor's Court, overseers. Then follows a list 
of names of kindred and friends who are to have the thirty gold rings 

| (among them Sergeant Towse, iny brother in law, Edward Monioye my 

cousin. Robert Coodwine my cousin, Richard Glide ray cousin, Luke Jack- 
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110 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

son my cousin). Then the names of several preaching ministers in Lon- 
don which have no livings the which my will and mind is shall have five 
pounds each (among them Mr Elliott, under Mr Worme, Soperlane, Mr 
Damport, under Mr. Walton, Canninge (Cannon) Street). Then the 
names of those who were to have rings of forty shillings each (among them 
D T Johnson Mrs Wightuiau's father, Robert Johnson her brother, John 

iHasell my brother in law, Ralfe ffoge, my cousin, and uxor, Thomas Thomas. 
my cousin, and uxor, John Banckes of Gray's Inn counsellor). Then a 
list of friends who were to have rings of twenty shillings each (among them 
Thomas Stampe, my sister Alkin's man, Anthony Stoddard, beadle (and 
others) parishioners of St. Michael the Querne). Scroope, 84. 

[Rafi'e ftbgc named in this will may have been the Salem man. — H. F. Waters. 

Sir Richard Deane, the brother-in-law of the testator, having married Mary, 
daughter of Thomas Banckes whose will precedes this, was. according to Ful- 
ler's Worthies of England, vol. 1, page 521. the son of George Deane of Much 
Dunmow in Essex. He was a freeman of the Skinners Company, and was Lord 
Mayor of London in 1628. He was knighted at Greenwich, May 31, 1629. See 
Look of Kuights, by Waller C. Metcalfe, page 190. — Editor.] 

John Gace of Stortford in Herts, tanner, 29 August 44 th Eliz.. proved 
20 September 1602. .My body to be buried in the parish church of Stort- 
ford. To the use of the poor there fifteen pounds, to the intent and par- 
pose only that continually afterwards there may be relief provided to and 
for them according to the quantity thereof. It shall be paid in one year 
after my decease to James Mo'rley, gen 1 , Thomas Perye, gent., John Miller 
J the elder and "maister" Thomas Miller, all now inhabitants of the same 

town etc. If it happen that they and every of them be dead or removed 
from tiie town before that time then the said fifteen pounds to be paid to 
the Church wardens and Overseers of the poor &c, to buy and purchase a 
piece of ground in fee simple, in or near this town, to be let to farm and 
the rents and profits bestowed upon the poor. Before such purchase is 
made to give to the poor fifteen shillings yearly, which is after the rate of 
twenty years purchase of the land. I give to Agnes my wife the house 
wherein I dwell and the messuage &c. which I bought of Edward Huriy- 
kin of Sabridge worth, lying and being in Thorley Street within the parish 
of Thorley for eight years; also the one half and moiety of all my house- 
hoidstuff, utensils and implements of household, to be equally divided be- 
tween her and mine executor. I give her also one hundred marks, with all 
her apparel, and four silver spoons which were hers before I married her. 
And she shall have the meadow which I hired of Widow Bowyer of Stort- 
ford &c. and my beasts and swine and all the hay which I have lying with- 
in the Castle yard or bouse therein, in Stortford. To the daughter of my 
sister Agnes called Judith, twenty marks at one and twenty. To Elizabeth 
Wheelwright my sister in law ten pounds, in six months after my decease. 

Item. I do give and bequeath to George Dennyson. in consideration of 
the discharge of a legacy given to him by his father, forty pounds, in six 
months &c. To Edward Dennyson. one of my wife's sons, brother to the 
said George, ten pounds. To William Dennyson, one other of my wife's 
sons, forty shillings. To Elizabeth Crouch, my wife's daughter, five pounds. 
To Robert Smith of Mallendj ne, Essex, butcher, twenty pounds. To 
Richard Paine of Stortford, shoemaker, twenty tanned hides. Nathaniel 
Gary of Stortford, shoemaker, shall be discharged of all such debts &c. 
which are duo and owing unto me, amounting to lour pounds or thereabouts. 
John Harden of Stortford, shoemaker, shall be discharged of eight shillings 



1893.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. Ill 

eight pence. To Edward Hurlekyn of Sabridgeworth, shoemaker, thirty 
shillings yearly during his natural life, payable quarterly. To Elizabeth 
Cocket my servant six pounds thirteen shillings four pence. To Francis 
Gates of Pel ham, Herts., yeoman, twenty marks. If the widow Northage 
and George Ilgare of Stansted Mountfitched, Essex, or either of them, do 
take order to pay to mine executors sixteen pounds in full discharge of a 
greater debt which the said George Ilgare doth stand bound to pay to me, 
for the discharge whereof the said George hath certain copyhold land to 
him surrendered, then the said widow Northage shall be discharged of all 



such debts which she oweth unto me. The residue of my goods &c, I give 



and bequeath to my brother Miles Gace of Hempsted, Herts., whom I 
make executor, and I entreat James Morle.y and Thomas Ferry to be over- 
seers. 

Wit: James Morley, Thomas Perry, Edward WeU, George Abbot. 

Montague, 61. 

[John Gace, the testator, was the step-father of William Denison of Rox- 
bury. Mass., whose mother Agnes, widow of John (?) Denison was married to 
Mr. Gace, May 1, 1581. See J. L. Glascock's Pedigree of Denison in the 
Register, vol. 46, pp. 352. Tor the Denison pedigree, see also Register, vol. 
46, pp. 127-33 and 275-6. — Editor.] 

Roger Rayner of Burnham Abbey, Lucks., farmer, 12 July 1682, 
proved 14 October 16S2. My body to be interred in the parish church of 
Burnham and thirty pounds to be spent in ami upon my funeral. To my 
loving sister Anne Rayner three score pounds. To my loving brother John 
Rayner three score pounds. To my kinsman Jacob Rayner twenty pounds. 
To my kinswoman Rachel Rayner ten pounds. To my kinsman Thomas 
Rayner five pounds. To my kinswoman Anne Spooner five pounds. To 
my kinsman John Rayner of New England live pounds, to be paid at any 
time within a year and a day after my decease if he shall within the said 
time make his personal appearance to my executor, otherwise the said live 
pounds shall be paid unto my said kinsman Jacob Rayner, To my four 
servants now dwelling with me twenty shillings, to be divided equally among 
them. The rest to my uncle Thomas Rayner whom I make sole executor. 
Abra. Spooner one of witnesses. Cottle, 121. 

[John, Thomas, Jacob and Rachel Rayner were well known names in my boy- 
hood, belonging to the family of Rayner of North Reading, Mass., descended 
^ out of Charlcstown. — II. F. Waters. 

The John Rayner of New Euglaud named in this will cannot be Rev. John 
Rayner of Plymouth and Dover, who d. in 1669 ; nor his son John. It may be 
John of Charleatown, Captain of the ketch Dolphin, who m. in 1681. See 
Wyman's Genealogies. — w. it n.] 

William Crosse of St. Clement Danes, Middlesex, tailor, 31 May 1621, 
proved 2Q July 1621. My body to be hurried in the church of St. Clement 
Danes near my mother. To the poor of said parish ten dozen of bread to 
be distributed among them at the day of my funeral. To my son in law 
Robert Simpson, at one and twenty, the hundred pounds I stand bound to 
Doctor Poe. If he die before that then forty pounds of it to my wife and 
the other threescore pounds to my two children, Thomas Crosse and Elnor 
Crosse, at their several ages of one and twenty. To Thomas all that tene- 
ment and malt house which I purchased of Thomas Jarrett, situate &c. in 
Dartfofd, Kent. To Elnor a messuage in Dartford purchased of Mr. S war- 
land, minister. If either of said children die before coming of age, then I 
devise, give and bequeath unto the children of Robert Gke3 7 my brother in 



112 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

law, bad by a former wife, and also bis children by my sister Agathie, ten 
pounds, part and portion alike. To daughter Elnor twenty pounds, one of 
my silver beakers and six silver spoons. The rest to wire Alice whom I 
make sole executrix; and I appoint my friends John Glasse and Robert 
Chippe overseers. Dale, 65. 

Richard Bald wine, citizen and girdler of London, 9 June 1634, proved 
23 July 1634. To my dear father and mother one hundred and twenty 
pounds; to my mother a ring with a death's bead, worth twenty shillings. 
To my brother in law Thomas Dudsbury twenty five pounds. To my 
brother John Baldwine thirty pounds. To my brother in law Thomas 
Ward twenty pounds. To my brother in law Thomas Butcher twenty 
five pounds. To Mrs. Wood, widow, lying at Mrs. Lynnes, four pounds. 
To Mrs. Savill, at Mr. Benbowe's four pounds. To Mrs. Ward, widow, at 
a smith's house in Coleman St., forty shillings. To Mr. Cadman, a setter, 
three pounds. To Dr. Laytou forty shillings. To the poor of Chesham, 
where I -was borne, forty shillings. To the minister that shall preach at 
my funeral twenty shillings. To Uriau Oakes and Anne, servants in the 
house where I lodge, ten shillings apiece. To Mrs. Hawes, widow, in 
Iremonger Lane, twenty shillings. To Mr. John Vicaris. a minister, late 
prisoner, twenty shillings. To poor distressed ministers, at my executor's 
discretion, three pounds. To my uncle Richard Baldwin twenty shillings to 
buy him a ring with a death's head. Towards the maintenance of a Lec- 
ture at Tooke on the Hill, for four years, four pounds, by twenty shillings 
a year. (Others mentioned.) My friend Henry Shawe, merchant tailor, 
and Henry Poole girdler, to be executors. Reference to a partner in 
trade, named George Thwaites. My stock dispersed in debts beyond seas 
and in other places. Wit: Thomas Benbowe, Vryan Okes, Rich.: Preice 
and Henry Colbron, ser. Seager, 70. 

[Richard Baldwin, the testator, was the son of John Baldwin of Chesham, 
Bucks. See I^egistek, vol. 38, p. 1GS, in Col. Chester's family of Baldwin. — 
Editor.] 

Joane Lennys of St. Antholin, London, widow, 25 April 1643. proved 
22 January 1644. There is due and owing unto me by the King's Majesty 
three hundred pounds, for which I have spent much money in endeavoring 
to obtain. I give to my cousin Richard Evans, citizeu and cutler of Lon- 
don, three pounds thereout, and to his son Richard Evans, my godson, forty 
shillings, and to his daughters Jane Evans and Anne Evans forty shillings 
apiece. I give thereout to my daughter in law Elizabeth Collinwood in 
Ireland twelve pence and unto such child or children as she had by my son 
Raphe Collenwood twelve pence apiece. The residue and remainder of 
the same moneys and all other my goods &c. I wholly give and bequeath 
unto my grand children tlrian Okes and Jone his wife and Israeli Collin- 
wood and Mary Stonier his intended wife, viz 4 the half part thereof unto 
the said Urian Okes and Jone his wife and the other half part to the said 
Israel Collenwood and the said Mary. And whereas the said Urian Oke3 
hath received of Mr. Jacobson, brewer, for my use, three score and ten 
pounds, in case the same shall be recovered back again my grandchild 
Israel Collenwood shall bear an equal part of the loss or damage that the 
said Urian shall sustain. The sum of twenty pounds to be expended about 
my funeral charges. The said Urian Okes and Israel Collenwood to be 
executors, and my cousin Richard Evans overseer. Rivers, 2o. 



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\ [The foregoing wills of Crosse, Baldwin and Lennys show the existence of a : . 

family named Okes, or Oakes, in London, among whom the baptismal nam'. 1 of , 
Uriari is to be found. 

From the Registers of St. Antholiu (published by the Harleian Society) I 
extract the following:-— 

Raphe son of Israeli Collingwood chr. Mar. 28, 1597. 

Israyell Coliingewood bur. Oct. 2, 1603. 

William Cdllingwood & Bridget Collingwood marr. Jan. 1G, 1616. 

Jone dau. to William Collingwood chr. Nov. 2. 1617. 

Israel son to William Collingwood chr. Feb. 7. 1618. 

Uriau Oakes & Joan Collingwood marr. Nov. 14, 1637. 

Urian Oake bur. Nov. 6, 1661. 

The Registers of St. Michael Cornhill also contain references to the Lennis 
family and to the Oakes family. Baptisms of children of an Edward Oakes are 
there given. 

I should look therefore among the London records for the family of our Urian 
Oakes of Harvard College. Hexky F. Waters. 1 

I . 

Edward Oakes, Doctor of Physicke in the parish of St. Peter ad \ in- 
cula, 6 October 1665, proved 13 October 1665. All my worldly goods ece. 
whatsoever I give unto my well beloved wife Elizabeth Oakes, whom I 
constitute and appoint sole executrix. 

Wit: Mary Liuis, Nathanee White. Hyde, 120. 

Edward Peck, Sergeant at Law, 11 July 1675, proved 1 June 1676. 
My body to be buried near my wife and children. Two hundred pounds to 
my brother Stannard, to be by him disposed of to such cue or more of his chil- 
dren as he shall think fit. To my brother Thexton three hundred pounds 
(for a similar disposition among his children;. To brother Thexton the 
further sum of two hundred pounds, for disposition among my sister Malt- 
ward's daughters. To my brother Osbert's eldest daughter two hundred 
pounds and to his youngest daughter fifty pounds. All these legacies to be 
paid, without interest, within three years after my death. To Francis 
Agar of London, gen 1 , and to my servant Richard Webster five hundred 
pounds upon trust to be expressed in a writing to bear even date with these 
presents. 

Item, I give to Mr. Oakes of Cambridge in New England one hun- ■ 

dred pounds per annum for so long time as my son Eld ward shall continue 
to live with him and be governed by him, and no longer, whereon t he is 
first to reimburse himself whatsoever shall be coming or due to him any 
wise relating to my said son. And he is to take care that the residue 
thereof be not disposed of in vicious courses. I give to the said Richard 
Webster fifty pounds. (To sundry servants.) I make William Peck, my 
eldest son, my sole executor. To my dear daughter I give two hundred 
guineas. 

A codicil made 11 July 1675 refers to the trust &c. Bence, 116. 

Sir Thomas Mowlson, knight and alderman of London, 6 July 1G36, 
proved 8 December 1G38. For so much as I have no child, after my debts 
be paid, all the residue of my goods &c shall be divided into two equal 
parts, according to the laudable use and custom of the City of London; 
whereof one half I do give and bequeath unto Dame Anne my loving wife 
for her customary and widow's pari, to her due and appertaining by the 
custom of the said City. Requests to the children of Doctor Barker, which 
Ik; had by my sister Kendricke's daughter. The children of William 
Fitchford. Thomas Pitchford my godson. Cousin John Robotham of St. 



114 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [Jan. 

Aiban's, his wife* and two sons. Cousin Arthur Turner, his wife an<l three 
children. The poor of St. Christopher where I dwell. Mr. Samuel Rogers, 
minister or curate. The Company of Grocers. My brother John Mow Ison 
and his wife. My cousin John Stevens and his wife. My cousin Robert 
Gurdon and his wife. My cousin Elizabeth Barnes. My cousin Elizabeth 
Higham, daughter to Sir Richard Higham. My Lady Thornton and 
husband. My cousin Pickrell and her husband. My cousin Keightley 
and her husband. My cousin Smith and her husband. John Harvye and 
his wife. My cousin Samuel Ilarvy and his son that is my God son. Sir 
Gilbert Gerard and his lady and his son Thomas that is my God son. My 
cousin William Gerard and his wife. My cousin John Gerard and his 
wife. My cousin Meavis and her husband. My cousin Misemoye and her 
husband and his son my godson. My cousin Isabel Gerard. The Right 
lion, the Lord Keeper and his Lady. My old Aunt AJdersey. My cousin 
John Aldersey, her son. The Lady Capet. Sir Norton Knotchbold and 
his Lady. My cousin Crane and his wife. My cousin Margaret Aldersey, 
widow. My cousin John Kendricke, his wife and children. My cousin 
Chapman and his wife and my cousin Massam, widow. My cousin Mekin. 
widow. Sir Nicholas Raynton and his Lady. Sir Robert Parkhurst and 
his Lady. My cousin Smith of Haggerston, widow, and my cousin Palmer, 
her sister. Mrs. Wackefeild, widow of Edward Wackefeild. My cousin 
John Aldersey of Spurstowe and his wife, and his son Thomas, my godson. 
My cousin Edwaides and his wife and his son Thomas, my godson. My 
cousin Tils ton of Huxley and his wife. My cousin Raph Egerton. My 
cousin Anthony RadclirTe and his wife, and his son Thomas, my god son. 
My cousin Parsons of Milton and his wife. The company of Merchant 
Adventurers of England. Twenty poor ministers. Bowles my beadle and 
Peter Ives. The schoolmaster who is, or shall be, appointed to teach 
scholars in the chapel at Hargrave (which I caused to be built at my own 
charge), and the minister there. My nephew Thomas Mowlson, son of 
brother John. Houses and lands in Broxson in the County Palatine of 
Chester, which I bought of John Dod. 

In a codicil made 16 November 1638 be mentions cousins Stretton and 
wife, Mr Wilson our curate, and others. Another codicil was added 5 
December 1638. Lee, ISO. 

Dame Anne Moulson of St. Christopher's, London, late wife of Sir 
Thomas Moulson, Knight and Alderman of London, 11 August 1657, 
proved 2 November 16.61. My body to be buried in the vault within the 
parish church of St. Christopher's wherein my late husband was buried. 
My nephew Sir Gilbert Gerrard of Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, Bar- 
onet, and his Lady, and my cousin M r Francis Gerrard, his eldest son. My 
godson Gilbert Gerrard eldest son of my said cousin Francis. Gilbert 
Gerrard, second son, Thomas Gerrard, third son, and John Gerrard. the 
other son of my nephew Sir Gilbert Gerrard. My cousins Mrs Kempe, 
Mrs. Mary Gerrard and Mrs Katherine Gerrard. My cousin Mr. Tristram 
Conyers and my cousin Mrs. Winifred Conyers, his wife. My nephew M r 
Anthony Radeliffe of Buckinghamshire, eldest son of my brother Mr. Ed- 
ward RadcHffe deceased. Thomas Radcliffe, eldest sou of my said nephew. 
My niece Mrs Katherine Parsons, widow, sister to my said nephew An- 
thony Radeliife. Her three sons and four daughters which she had by her 

* She was Penelope, daughter of William Fiehford. Her dau. Elizabeth was married to 
Thomas Aldersey. 



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late husband Mr. Parsons. Anne Broome and Anne Peacocke g:and- 
children of my said niece Katherine Parsons. Mr. Peacocke, woollen 
draper, late of Watling Street, and his wife. My niece Meus widow, late 
wife of Bartholomew Meux &c. Mr. Cary Mildmay otherwise Harvey of 
Marks in Essex, and my niece Dorothy, his wife. His sou M r Francis 
Mildmay. Mrs. Harvey, late wife of Mr. John Harvey deceased. James 
Harvey son of Samuel Harvey deceased. My niece Mrs. Kightly of Ald- 
borrowhaf eh. widow. Her son Edward Kightley and her daughter Mrs 
Barners. Mr. John Stephens and his wife, another of my niece Kightley's 
daughters. Mr Thomas Stephens, eldest son of Mr. John Stephens by 
Anne his late wife, daughter of my late husband's brother. Arthur Bar- 
nardiston sod of Mr, Barnardiston which he had by my niece the Lady 
Thornton. The eldest daughter of my said niece the Lady Thornton, by 
the said Mr. Barnardiston, who is lately married to one M r Fowler, a min- 
ister. Roger Thornton, son of my said niece, and his wife. My nephew 
Mr. William Gerrard of Ashton Clinton, minister, and his wife. My niece 
Mrs. Joyce Gurdon, widow, and her two sons Mr. James and Mr. John 
Gurdon. Mr. Leeds and ray cousin Elizabeth his wife. Mr. Philip Smith, 

I who formerly married nrv niece Mrs. Mary Harvey, and his daughter Mary 

who is married to one M r Knight. My sister Moulson, widow of Mr. 
John Moulson of Cheshire. Mr. Holcroft of Harn in Essex, eldest son to 
Sir Henry Hoicroft deceased, and to my kinswoman his wife. Mrs Anne 

I Turner, widow of Sergeant Turner deceased, and her son Mr. Edward 

Turner, Counsellor at Law, and her son in law Mr. Coithrop and his wife. 

| My kinswoman Mrs Reynalds, widow, and her brother Rocker, a minister, 

whom she lives with. Mrs Sawue my kinswoman, daughter to my cousin 
Mrs. Massam deceased. Mrs Sawne's eldest daughter, lately married to 
one M r Madison. 

I A codicil was added 27 September 1661. Another was written S Oc- 

tober 1661. In the latter she mentions, among others, cousin Mr. Holland, 
minister. May, 1 So, 

[Those who were sufficiently interested in the article on the Exhibitions of 
Harvard College in the Register, July, iS02, to read the note to the Lady 
Mowlson gift, page 231, will remember that in that note it w r as suggested that 
Lady Ann Mowlson, the founder of the Scholarship, might prove to be the 
widow of Sir Thomas Mowlson, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1634. All 
that was known of her was her name and that she was a widow T in 16-13. It will 
be observed that in the above abstract of the will of Sir Thomas, we have a 
codicil dated December 5, 1033, while the will was probated December 6. 1033. 
'I he bequest to t; Dame Anne, my loving wife," furnishes the name of his widow. 
That Lady \nn, the relict of Sir Thomas Mowlson, w r as alive in 1613, is shown 
by the execution on her part in 1657 of a will and in 1661 of two codicil-, which j 
were probated November 2, 1661. For the bequest to Anthony Radcliffe, widest ' 
I son of her brother Edward Radcliffe, it may be inferred that her maiden name 

was RadcHrfe. 

The questions which it was hoped that an examination of the wills of Sir 
Thomas and Lady Mowlson would answer, were three. Was her name Ann? 
Was she alive in 1643? Was she a widow at that time? The researches of Mr. 
Waters enable us to say that the Lady Ann Mowlson, who in 1613 founded the 
first Scholarship at Harvard College, was probably the widow of Sir Thomas i 
Mawjson, at one time Lord Mayor of London. * 

Ani>kew McFaeland Davis, 

of Cambridge, J/.<.ss.] 

John Doddkidge of Bremeridge, Devon, Esq. 20 January 1638. nroved 
20 June 1G59. If I happen to die within thirty miles of Cheshmit. Herts, 
my body may be carried thither and there interred in the Vauit of my 



116 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

honored father in law Sir Thomas Dacres of Cheshunt, knight, as Dear the 
body of my very dear virtuous and truly loving wife Martha, the youngest 
daughter of the said Sir Thomas Dacres, as conveniently may be, who hath 
promised me a burying place there according to my great desire. But if I 
happen to die within thirty miles of the town of Barnastaple, Devon, then 
I very much desire that my body may be carried to Barnstaple and buried 
as near the body of my dear virtuous and loving wife Jane as may be. Be- 
quests to the town of Barnstaple, for the poor there, to the aldermen of 
Bristol (forty pounds) for a piece of plate with my coat of arms engraven 
upon it and this inscription Ex Dono Johanni Doddridge Recordatoris 
Civitatis Bristol! . To the poor of Ilfarcombe, Fremington and Southmol- 
ton. My most dear wife Judith. My dear sisters Mistress Elizabeth Cross- 
ing, Mistress Dorothy Lowring and my nephew Master John Martin. My 
father in law John Gurdon Esq. and my loving brothers John Ilele Esq., 
Thomas Dacres PIsq., Robert Gurdon Esq., Master John Martin, Master 
Richard Crossing, Master John Lowring, Master Joseph Jackson and my 
friends Master Robert Aid worth, Master Edward Watts and Master Richard 
Sherbrook. 

I give and bequeath unto the College in New England towards the main- 
tenance of scholars there the yearly sum of ten pounds forever, issuing and 
going forth out of my Rectory of Fremington in the County of Devon. 
Also I give and bequeath unto the Trustees for the maintenance of select 
scholars at the University, according to the model drawn up by Master 
• Poole and other godly ministers, the like yearly sum of ten pounds <&c. 

My cousin Dorothy Watts wife of Master Edward Watts, Sarah Walker 
daughter of Thomas Walker minister of Assington, Suffolk. Cousin Roger 
Hill one of the Barons of the Exchequer. My manor of Abbotts bury in 
Porbury, in the County of Somerset. My niece Jane Martin. 

Pell 380. 

) [The bequest of Johu Doddridge to Harvard College is noticed in the Register, 
—— *• -J vo t. 40, page 235, by A. McFaiiaud Davis, A.M., in his Exhibitions of Harvard 
i College. — Editor.] 

Tfieopiiilus Gale of Stoke Newington, Middlesex, Gen 1 , 25 February 
1077, proved 25 June 1G79. To my sister Mrs. Katherine Northcott fifty 
pounds. To my kinswoman Sarah Rows, daughter of John Rows deceased, 
fifty pounds, to be paid at day of marriage or age of twenty one. To my 
cousins Thomas and John Rows, sons of John Rows deceased, also to my 
cousins John Goddard the younger, Thomas Goddard, Edward Goddard, 
Ann, Mary and Susanna Goddard. to each twenty shillings. To my friends 
Dr. Thomas Goodwin, Dr. John Owen, Henry Dorney of London. John 
Collins, James Baron, John Berry of Barnstaple. Bartholomew Ash wood 
of Axminster, Joseph Swaffield of Sarum, Henry Coue of Southampton, 
Joseph Hallett of Exon, Giles Say of Southampton, Mr. Conway at 
Malsbury, Mr, Dent by Hungerford, John Troughton at Bicester, Mr. 
Rowsweil by Calne, Mr. James of Stanes, Mr. James of Wappiug, Mr. 
Catsness of Wappiug, Stephen Lobbe of London, Mr. Reinolds on Bunhill 
fields, Dr. Samuel Annesley of London, Thomas Dauson in Spittle fields, 
Mr. Veale of Stepney, Samuel Lee of Newington Green, Edward Terry of 
Stoke Newington, Mr. Ciowch in Little Moreiields, Mr. Gilson, Mr. Hay- 
worth of Ware Mr. Baker of London, Mr. Henry Berry late of Crediton, 
Thomas Jollie at Pendleton in Lancashire, George Larkham at Tassantire 
in Cumberland, Col. Kelsey of London, brewer, Major Reyne3 of London, 



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Mr. Bens of Islington, brewer, to each of these five pounds. To Isaac 
Eures Esq. of Londou a piece of plate to the value of two pounds. To 
Nathaniel Overton and Robert Pauceferth, to each three pounds. 

All the rest and residue ot my estate, both real and personal &c, as also 
all my books and manuscripts I i?ive and bequeath unto the above mentioned 
Dr. John Owen, Samuel Lee, John Collins, John Troughton, Edward Terry, 
Mr. Crowch, Col. Kelsey, Henry Dorney, Robert Pauceforth and Na- 
thaniel Overton, to be disposed and employed by them, or any three of 
them, joyntly, for the maintenance, education and benefit of such poor 
scholars or other charitable uses as they in their discretion shall judge lit 
and most agreeable to my mind and will ; and they shall have the sole and 
free disposition of the said residue &c., without being accountable or called 
in question &c. ; and if any person or persons shall sue, call in question or 
to account the said Dr. John Owen (and the others) my will is that neither 
such person or persons nor any in whose behalf lie or they shall so call in 
question these said persons, Sam: Lee and the rest, or either of them, shall 
have any part of my estate or benefit by this my will. And I make and 
ordain the said Dr. John Owen (and the others) my executors. 

Memorandum, whereas my sister Northcott owes me about one hundred 
pounds upon Bond and about forty pounds that I lent her to carry on t he 
house above withall I received for my scholars diet over and above what I 
have given her in my will I desire the interest of what she owes me may 
be foreborne until she be in a capacity to pay it. Also my desire is that 
she have all my gold and rings, excepting those pieces of gold and rings 
that shall be disposed of by me. Mem dum if Mr. Moreland be not men- 
tioned in my will I desire he should have five pounds. Also Mr. Giles 
Say of Southampton six pounds to make up what is mentioned in my will 
so much. My will and desire also is that Mr. Henry Dorney may have 
twenty pounds more added to what I have given him in my will. And 
that my library be also given and disposed to the Colledge of cr in New 
England where Mr. Oakes is head, except those philosophical books which 
are needful for students here. Robert Paunceforte of Gray's Inn, in the 
Co. of Midd., Gen* made oath to the above. King* 70. 

[The library of Theophilus Gale was received by Harvard College, and for 
many years constituted more than half of the college library. It was burned, 
with the rest of the college library January 24, 1764, See Quincy's History of 
Harvard University, vol. i, pp. 184, 185 and 543, and vol. 2, p. 481. — Editor.] 

William Bolton of Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, clerk, 8 April 
1691, proved 22 February lf>91, To my cousin Susanna Fisher ten pounds. 
All the residue and remainder of my estate whatsoever, my debts and 
funeral charges being first paid and discharged. I give unto my son and 
heir, Archibald Bolton, for his education in the time of his minority 
and afterwards to such uses as he shall think fit, but in case my said 
son Archibald shall depart this life during the time of his minority then 
I give and bequeath what shall remain after his decease unto my brother 
Henry Bo! ton in Virginia and to his heirs and assigns forever. I make my 
trusty and well beloved friends Robert Payn of the Charter House, London, 
Esq. and Thomas Robinson of Harrow on the Hill, gentleman, sole 
executors. Fane, 22. 

I 

Nathaniel Braddock, citizen and mercer of London, 10 July, 1635, 
proved 31 Biay 1636. Bound on a voyage to Virginia in the parts beyond. 
the seas, in the good ship called the Marchant Hope of London. My 

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brother in law John Rooke standeth bound unto me for payment of three 
score pounds the First of January next ensuing the death of my father John 
Braddocke. Out of this sum I give to John Rooke, sou of said John, twenty 
pounds, which his father shall put out and employ for the most use and 
benefit of the said John Rooke his son, until he attain to the full age of 
one and twenty years; then the twenty pounds, with the benefit and in- 
crease, to be paid unto the said son. To John More son of my brother 
Valentine More other twenty pounds out of the said three score, at one and 
twenty years. In the meantime my executor to pay to my sister Susann 
Moore, mother of the said John Moore, thirty and two shillings per annum 
towards the maintenance of the said John. To my brother John Brad- 
docke five pounds out of the said three score pounds, and five pounds more 
thereof I give to my sister Rebecca Braddocke. The residue of the said 
three score pounds to my brother in law John Rocke if he take upon him- 
self the execution of this my will. All my other goods I give to my brother 
John Braddocke and my sisters Sarah Rooke, Rebecca Braddocke and 
Susan Moore. Pile, 51. 

Edward Bradley of the City of Philadelphia in the Province of Pen- 
sylv a , glazier, 22 March 1743-4. proved 8 November 1746. I do nominate 
and appoint my dear and loving wife Esther and my trusty friends Ebenezer 
Kinnersley and Thomas Leach, both of the said city, shopkeepers, to be the 
executrix and executors of this my last will and testament for and concern- 
ing my estate in Pensylv a and elsewhere (Great Britain excepted). Where- 
as the said Ebenezer Kinnersley is indebted unto me in the sum of thirty 
pounds, this Currency, or thereabouts now I do release him of the afore- 
said upon this condition only, that he undertake the burthen of executorship 
without any further consideration or reward for his trouble therein : and I 
do give unto the said Thomas Leach thirty pounds Pensylv a Currency for 
his trouble as an executor; and I do give and bequeath unto my said dear 
and loving wife Esther particularly all my negroe slaves, namely, York, 
Daphne, and the child Gin, with all my plate, household furniture and the 
sum of seven hundred pounds currency aforesaid in cash, or such bonds or 
securities to the amount thereof as she shall choose; also the moneys that 
become due unto me for the land I lately sold unto William Haw, and also 
my mare, chase and harness thereto belonging, and all my right to the stable 
which I took of Thomas Howard. Moreover I give and devise unto her, 
my said wife, Esther, my messuage or tenement, and lot of ground thereto 
belonging situate in Front Street in the said City, between the messuages 
and lots of Robert Strettie to the North and George Shed to the South- 
ward, together with the appurtenances and all those yearly rent charges in 
or near Elbow Lane which I purchased of Joshua Carpenter, amounting to 
the yearly sum of twelve pounds, eight shillings and four pence or there- 
abouts. As for and concerning the rest and residue of all and singular my 
lands, tenements, rents and hereditaments I do hereby direct and authorize 
my executors for my estate in Pensylv a , or such of them as shall undertake 
the executorship there, or the survivors or survivor of them to make sale 
thereof for the best price that can reasonably be gotten and out of the 
moneys thence proceeding, with what more can be recovered or made of 
my goods and chattels, it is my will that by and out of the same and out of 
my effects in Great Britain there shall first be raised and paid the sum of 
one hundred pounds sterling apiece to my brothers, Thomas Bradley and 
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sum of thirty pounds sterling npiece to my two nephews, namely, Edward 
Shepherd, (my said sifter's son) and William Bradley (the son of my brother 
Joseph) which two nephews I do nominate to he in}' executors for my 
estate and effects in Great Britain. And lastly as concerning the surplus- 
age, if any, I do hereby give and devise the same unto her my said wife 
Esther, her executors, administrators and assigns for ever. 

Wit: P r Turner, C. Brocden, Rob 1 Strettle. 

The will was proved by the oath of Edward Shepherd, to whom admin- 
istration was granted, power reserved of making the like grant to William 
Bradley, the other executor, when he should apply for the same. 

Edmunds, 313. 

William Wade late of Westham, Sussex, yeoman, hound, to Pennsyl- 
vania in America, 24 August 1682, proved 28 October 1682. I do order 
and appoint Philip Ford living in London, in Bow Lane, merchant, to be 
my executor and do give him ten pounds and do allow him reasonable 
charges. I do give unto my brother Edmund Wade five pounds. To my 
brother Thomas Wade five pounds. To my brother Edmund's eldest son 
Edmund Wade one hundred pounds. To his younger son Thomas "Wade 
all my estate in goods in Pennsylvania, paying every servant both men and 
maids five pounds apiece when they have served their times out. To the 
meeting at Asen five pounds, at Mascall Picknols and Moses French and 
Samuel Web's disposing, and what remains over in England to be equally 
divided between my two brothers Edmund and Thomas Wade, except the 
hundred pounds I have in Sosiets (sic) stock, my will is that it should be 
divided between my brother Edmuud Wade's two sons, Edmund and 
Thomas. Cottle, 124. 

Sarah Seward of Bristol, widow, well stricken in years, 12 July 1681, 
proved 2 December 1 682. My body I commit to the earth to be decently 
interred in St. Thomas Churchyard within this city, as near as may be to the 
corpse of my late deceased mother there. To my elder son John Seward and 
to his wife Hester ten pounds. so as they buy them mourning apparel and wear 
it at my funeral. To the said John one hundred pounds in money, in one 
year after my decease, if he be then living, but not else. My executors 
shall in twelve months pay into the chamber of Bristol two hundred and 
fifty pounds, to remain at the usual interest by them given, for the benefit 
of my five grandchildren. Sarah, Hester, John, James and Thomas Seward, 
children of my said son John by his said wife Hester, to be paid, fifty (with 
its interest) to each at one and twenty. To my eldest daughter Bridget 
Williams five pounds, to be paid into her own hands within ten day> after 
my decease, my intent being that it shall not be liable to satisfy any debt 
due by her husband nor that he shall have any thing to do therewith. I 
give her five pounds more to buy her mourning apparel to be worn at my 
funeral. My executors also to settle on her an annuity of twenty pounds, 
cle«-r of all taxes, charges, deductions and reprizes, to be paid into her own 
hands (in quarterly payments); and her husband shall have nothing to do 
with it &c. Another annuity or yearly sum of ten pounds to be settled on 
my grandson James Williams, son of my said daughter Bridget; but if my 
said grandson shall either be beyond sea or cannot come to receive his said 
annuity in person ray executors shall detain the same till he doth return 
from sea or can come to receive it in person, it being my intent that his 
father nor wife shall have any benefit by this my bequest and that if my 
said grandson dies in the life time of my executor all arrears of this bis 



120 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

annuity shall accrue and be paid to him ray said executor. Certain wear- 
ing apparel and household effects to said daughter. To said grandson 
James Williams tea pounds within ten days after ray decease. To ray 
daughter Sarah Hasell live pounds, for mourning to wear at my funeral, and 
five pounds more as a token of ray love. And 1 forgive her the fifty pounds 
which I lent her late husband William Hasell. To her son William Hasell 
twenty shillings, and the reason why I give him no more is because I intend 
to give fifty pounds towards the placing of him apprentice; but to her 
son John Hasell I give nothing because he is beyond sea, never likely to re- 
rurn for England. To her other five children, Richard, James, Sarah, Mary 
and Katherine Hasell fifty pounds apiece, to be paid at their respective ages 
of one and twenty years. To ray daughter Mary Seward five pounds (for 
mourning) and five pounds as a token of ray love ; and the reason why I 
give her no more is because I have promised to give her three hundred 
pounds for an increase of her portion on her intermarriage with Robert 
Dowding, and if said marriage takes place in my life time I give the said 
Robert Dowding five pounds for mourning. To my son James Seword my 
lodge and garden on St. Michael's Hill, Bristol, in or near the Royal Fort, 
being city land, and all my term &c. to come therein. To ray daughter 
Rebecca Seword two hundred pounds and five pounds more (for mourning). 
Ten pounds to ten poor householders of Bristol, and forty shillings in bread 
to other poor. To Mr. Nicholas Penwasme, minister of St. Stephens, forty 
shillings, and to M r Thomas Palmer, minister of St. Walburge twenty shil- 
lings. All the rest to my saki younger sou James Seword, whom I con- 
stitute sole executor. 

Francis Yeamans, Richard Hollester and Richard Yeamans anions the 
witnesses. Cottle, 150. 

I Jonathan Cat, Rector of Christ Church parish in Calvert County in 

the Province of Maryland 24 June 1718, proved at London 19 October 
1788. I give my body to the ground to be decently interred by my execu- 
trix, with as little charge as possible. To ray loving brother, John Cay, all 
my books, those only excepted which shall be chosen by my executrix, as 
hereafter mentioned. I give to my wife Dorothy any twenty books which 
she shall choose out of mine; the remainder to my brother as already men-* 
tioned. All the rest &c. of my goods, chattels &c. I give to my wife whom. 
I constitute sole executrix. 

Wit: Phiilis Clodius, Frederick Clodius, Owen Ellis. 

Under the above was written " Copia Vera p Gabriel Parker, Dep ty 
Com 17 , Calv't County." Then follows a statement showing that this will 
had been proved in Maryland 6 June 1737. Brodrepp, 229. 

Edmonde Yorke of Cotton End in the County of Northampton, yeoman, 
18 November 1614, proved 17 Aprii 1614[?]. My body to be buried in the 
churchyard of Hardiugston. I give to Nathaniel, my eldest son. a certain 
bowl called the " mazzar," to be delivered unto him after the decease of 
Katharyue my wife, over and above the goods heretofore given unto him, 
as by certain writings thereof made betwixt me and the said Nathaniel may 
appear. I do give to Barthew (Bartholomew) my second son twenty 
pounds to be employed as a stock for the keeping of him. And wheu he 
shall be able to employ the same, in the judgment of my crarerseers, the 
same money shall be delivered unto his own Lands (some bedding also to 
him). "I doe gene and bequeathe unto my daughter Dudley one guilt 
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bole." To my daughter Greene one silver bowl. These to be delivered 
unto them Titter the decease of Katherine my wife. 

"Itm. I doe geue to my three grandchildren, that is to say to Samuell 
Dudley and Abygaill Greene forty shillinges apeec and one silver spoon a 
peec and to Anne Dudley twentie shillinges and one siluer spone to be 
deliu r ed unto them at their seu'all ages of one and twentye yeares or before 
if my wif shall thinke fytt." To Abigail Hills my servant three shillings 
and four pence and to every of ray servants that shall dwell with me at ray 
decease two shillings apiece. To Mr. Flud, Mr. Foster and Mr. Rush- 
brook ten shillings apiece. To the poor in West Cotton six shillings eight 
pence and to the poor in East Cotton six shillings eight pence. I do also 
give six shillings and eight pence towards the repair of the Cawsye leading 
from my house to Northampton. To Samuel Osmonde and to Joseph Boyes 
five shillings. All other my goods and chattels, whatsoever and where- 
soever they be, I give unto Katherine my wife and Joseph my son, whom I 
do make full executors. And I do constitute and appoint Robert Tanfield, 
Thomas Dudley, William Sharpe and Lewes Thomas my overseers. Wit: 
by Stephen Henchman and others. Northampton Wills, Book 8, 137. 

I . 

The will nuncupative of Katherine Yorke late of Northampton, widow, 

was declared about the 21 day of June, A.L). 1033, in the presence of Mr. 
Thomas Ball, vicar of All Saints in Northampton. Mr. Bullivant, parson of 
Abbington, and William Turland, and proved 24 August, 1633. She gave 
all her goods whatsoever to John Marston of Northampton, baker, in con- 
sideration of what she owed uuto him and for the dichirge of ten shillings 
which she owed to Mr. John Lawe of Northampton, and eight shillings to 
Thomas Houghton of the same. 

The inventory, returned by Mr. Marston, amounted to £6, 3s, 3d. 

Northampton Wills, Book F., 117-118. 

[It looks as if I had found the will of the father of Gov. Thomas Dudley's 
wife. From the parish registers of All Saint, Northampton, I gleaned the fol- 
lowing : 

"Nov. 1608, Samuell films Thome Dudley baptizat. fuit xxx° die. — H. F. 
Waters. 

Dorothy, the first wife of Gov. Thomas Dudley, died at Roxbury, Mass., Dec. 
27, 1G43, aged 61 years. See Register, vol. 10, page 130, and History of the 
Dudley Family, by Dean Dudley, Part I., page 79. — Editor.] 

Sarah Binding of Chertsey, Surrey, widow, 17 July 16S7, proved 3 
September 1 687. My six acres of copyhold land, in Chertsey Eastmead, 
late the lands of Robert Wye of Chobham and now in the occupation of 
Peter Preist, I give and devise, unto my daughter Abigail Dyke now the 
wife of Jeremiah Dyke of London; and also my copyhold messuages and 
the brook laud thereunto belonging at Andrew News in the same parish of 
Chertsey, now in the occupation of Richard Gooclenough, John Jane way 
and John Bristow; and my messuage of freehold, with the gate room or 
yard and one garden plot, with two closes of arable land, at Andrew News, 
now in the occupation of Elizabeth Starke widow, I give and devise unto 
my said daughter. 

And whereas the Co. of Vintners in London stand bound to me in a bill 
obligatory in the penal sum of two hundred pounds, for the payment of one 
hundred pounds principal, with interest, as by the sold bill, dated 27 
February 1685, doth and may appear, I will and bequeath the said hun- 
dred pounds, with what interest shad be due for the same from the time of 
my decease until the said hundred pounds shall be paid unto my daughter 
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Sarah Buckley, the wife of Mr. Richard Buckley of Boston in New Eng- 
land. And whereas John Warner of Adlesdon in Chertsey doth owe unto 
me one hundred and fifty pounds upon a surrender of his house and lands 
in Aldesdon, the surrender being in the hands of Richard Jordan and 
Maurice Crockford, two of the customary tenants of the manor of Chertsey 
Beomond, I give and bequeath one hundred pounds thereof unto my grand 
daughter Sarah Ireland the wife of Mr. Richard Ireland, chirurgion. And 
whereas nay son in law Mr. Jeremiah Dyke doth owe unto me three hun- 
dred pounds, upon a Bond dated 8 June 1682, I do give and bequeath two 
hundred aud fifty pounds thereof to be equally divided between five of my 
said son Dyke's children, Peter, Dorothy, Sarah, Lucy and Eleanor Dyke, 
to each of them fifty pounds apiece. Out of my other estate I give and be- 
queath to my niece Mrs. Bird Blackweil ten pounds, to my son Ireland and 
his wife twenty pounds for mourning, to my son Collier and his wife 
twenty pounds for mourning, to my great grandchild Sarah Ireland 
five pounds, to my great grandchildren Daniel Collier and Sarah Collier 
five pounds apiece, to my loving friends Mr. Thomas Clowes and his wife, 
each of them, a ring of twenty shillings, to Elizabeth Slarke twenty shil- 
lings, to Joice Rimell the elder twenty shillings, to the poor of Chertsey 
foure pounds. 1 give to my daughter Abigail Dyke my Jewell of Diamonds, 
to my grand daughter Sarah Ireland my ring set with three stones and my 
best carpet in my parlor and Gerrard's Herbal. I give to my grandson 
Jeremiah Dyke my crystal watch and one shilling in money. The residue 
to my sou in law Mr. Jeremiah Dyke and Abigail his wife, whom I make 
and ordain executors cv.c. Foot, 112. 

[Richard Buckley, of Boston, was perhaps a relative of Joseph Buckley who 
had a son Richard (see Savage). — Editor.] 

John Burnapp of Aston, Herts., clerk, 30 March 1653, proved 10 
March 1653. My body to be buried in Aston Chancel as near unto my 
deceased wife as conveniently may be. To the poor of Aston three pounds, 
to be distributed amongst them within one month after my decease. I will 
and give unto my son Thomas two hundred and fifty pounds which, my 
will is, shall be laid out by my executor, with the advice and approbation 
of the overseers of this my Will, in merchantable commodities and wares 
and so sent into New England to my said son Thomas at three several 
times, when it may be done most safely within four years. But if through 
the troubles of these times my said overseers shall conceive that the said 
commodities and wares, so willed to be sent to my said son Thomas, or any 
part thereof, may not be safely conveyed to him then my will is that so 
much of the said two hundred and fifty pounds as shall not be laid out and 
I sent to my said son Thomas, as is aforesaid, shall be laid out in land or 

otherwise by my said executors for the use of my said sou Thomas and his 
heirs according as my said overseers or the survivor of them, or the heir 
of the survivor of them, shall direct and think fitting. I give to my old 
"sarvant" Margaret Hunt five pounds of curraut money, and I will my 
son John to be helpful and kind unto her. I give unto my sarvant Thomas 
Thorpe twenty shillings and to my sarvant James Humfrey ten shillings 
and to my sarvant Mary Canu teu shillings of like curraut money. I give 
unto all the children of my brother Thomas Burnapp and of my deceased 
brother Abraham Burnapp and of my sifter Perry twenty shilbng^ apiece. 
1 do nominate and desire my loving friends Nathaniel Dodd of Bemington 
in the said County of Hartford, Clerk, and Henry Chauncy of Yardly, in 



1893.] Genealogical Gleanings in England, 123 

the County of Hartford aforesaid, Esquire, to be overseers of this my last 
will and to do their endeavors for the performance of my will herein, as is 
aforesaid; and for their love and pains therein I give and bequeath to each 
of them forty shillings to buy them rings. My said son John to be the 
executor. 

Wit: Henry Chauneey, John Humberstou, the mark of Thomas Thorpe. 

Alchin, 193. 

[For an account of the Burnaps of New England, see Savage's Genealogical 
Dictionary, vol. I, pp. 303-4.— Editor.] 

John Towsey, 10 March 1698-9, proved 19 September 1709. I do 
give and bequeath unto Mrs. Abigail Henchman, widow, dwelling at this 
present in Boston in New England the sum of three hundred pounds cur- 
rant money of New England, provided she be remaining in the state of 
widowhood at the time when this my last will and testament shall be in 
force and of good effect. The rest of my estate and goods of what kind 
soever I give unto my brother Thomas Towsey and his heirs forever, whom 
1 constitute and appoint to be the whole and sole executor of this my last 
Will and Testament. 

Wit: Abraham Adams, Abigail Adams, John Soames. Lane, 229. 

[Abigail Henchman named in this will was the widow of Hezekiah Henchman 
of Boston, who died May, 1691 (Savage). — Editor.] 

William Burnet, Governor of New York and New Jersey, subscribed 
and sealed at New York 6 December 1727, proved 9 July 1730. As to 
my body I will that it be buried at the Chapel of the Fort at New York, 
near to my dearest wife Mary and one of my children, in a vault prepared 
for them, in case I die in the Province of New York, but if I die elsewhere, 
in the nearest church or burying ground, or in the sea, if I should die there, 
well knowing that all places are alike to God's aliseeing eye ; and I hereby 
direct that I be buried in the most private manner and with the least ex- 
pence that may be, and after the manner of any Protestant Church that 
may happen to be nearest to the place of my decease. Whereas I have 
some estate in Holland and some estate and effects in England I require 
my executors hereafter mentioned, or one of them, to give full powers to 
my brother in law David Mitchel and to my sister Mary his wife, or to the 
survivor of them, to sell and dispose of all my share and interest in any 
estate and effects which I shall die possessed of in England and Holland 
and of my share in the produce of my father's History yet to come, and to 
apply the whole to the satisfying all that remains due to the estate of my 
late brother Gilbert from me, and when that is done my executors are like- 
wise to send over all my books and pamphlets to my said brother and sister 
ia England, to be sold by them and the produce applied in the same man- 
ner till the said debt and the interest thereof be fully paid, and if that is 
not sufficient then to desire an account from my said brother and sister of 
what remains due thereon and to send that over as soon as may be to them 
out of the sale of my effects or estate, real or personal, in America till the 
said debt be fully discharged, my brother Gilbert having with the utmost 
generosity and affection supplied me with all that I wanted to discharge my 
other incumbrances when I left England, a3 my brother Mitchel had in like 
manner done, with the same generous friend-hip; but I have had the satis- 
faction to pay him already. 

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tors and sent over, provided with all conveniences within six months after 
my decease, to the care and guardianship of my said brother and sister 
Mitchell, or the survivor of them, who are to take care of his education out 
of the estate in England which shall belong to him after my decease; and 
they are likewise to take care that all my estate or effects in England or 
Holland, after my said debt to my brother Gilbert is paid, be applied, if 
any remainder there be, to the use of my said sou Gilbert, to whom there- 
fore, because already well provided in England, I leave no part of my 
estate or effects in America, except the gold and silver medals bearing the 
images of King (George?) the first, of the Princess Sophia and of King 
George the Second and the gilt tea table place, both which were given to 
my father by the said Princess Sophia, late f^lectoress Dowager of Bruns- 
wick, which medals and plate I leave to my said son, and after him to my 
male heirs forever, who are hereby charged to keep the same as a perpetual 
memorial that my father's faithful services to the Protestant Succession in 
that Illustrious House were well accepted before their accession to the 
Throne of Great Britain, as they have been since amply rewarded by King 
George the First to my father's children. As to mourning to my servants 
I leave that to the discretion of my executors. My debts and legacies be- 
forementioned being first paid I do hereby give full power and authority to 
my executors hereinafter mentioned, and to the survivor of them, and to 
the executors or administrators of the survivor of them, to grant, bargain, 
sell, convey and assure every or any part or parts of all my estate, real and 
personal, in fee or for life or for years, as to them shall seem most ex- 
pedient, and to make, execute and acknowledge all such deeds, writings and 
acts as shall be necessary for that purpose, but, nevertheless, upon this 
special Trust and confidence that the moneys or profits arising by sale or 
otherwise of the premises be applied and given to and for the use of my 
children, William, Mary and Thomas, by my late dearest wife Mary Van- 
horn, in the proportions following," to witt, in three equal shares among 
them while they all three continue alive and under the age of twenty one 
years, but in case of the death of any of my said children then the share of 
the dead child to be shared equally by the surviving children aforesaid. 
My will is that all such parts of my estate that shall happen not to be sold 
shall, when my eldest son of my aforesaid three children by my last wife 
comes of age, be valued, each part thereof particularly by the persons em- 
powered to sell them and if all my said children be then alive then my will 
is that my said executors or the survivor of them &c, do give, grant and 
convey to the said William such part and parts of my real and personal 
estate as will amount in value to a full third part ot my said estate, and 
that the profits of the shares of my other two children be applied to their 
vise till they respectively arrive at the age of twenty one years, and then 
their shares respectively to be given to them in the same manner as Wil- 
liam's share is hereby directed to be given to him &c. &c. I do hereby 
appoint Abraham Vanhorn and Mary his wife, and the survivor of them, 
and the executors or administrators of them, executors of this my last will 
and testament and guardians of my said three youngest children. 

(signed) W. Burnett 
Wit: P Bovin, John Haskott, Stephen Deblois. Auber, 183. 

[Gov. William Burnet, the testator, was a son of Gilbert Burnet (the historian), 
bishop of .Salisbury, and was burn at the Hague, March, 1G88, and died at Bos- 
ton, Mass., Sept. 7, 1729, being at that time governor of Massachusetts. He 
had previously been governor of New York and New Jersey. His daughter 



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Mary married Hon. William Browne of Salem, Mass., where she died August 1, 
1745. Her husband in hi* will (extracts from which have been furnished us by 
George Vi. Cmwm, Esq.), directs that his body be buried in " the tomb of my 
ancestors in Salem," and that it "be laid nearest to the body of my dear, my 
beloved, my .affectionate, and my constant wife, friend and companion, Mary 
the daughter of Governor Burnet, deceased." Notices of the Browne family of 
Salem, including the son-in-law of Gov. Burnet, arc printed in the Register, 
vol. 20, page 213.— Editor.] 

James Toope of Rateliffe, Midd'x., mariner, bound out to sea in that 
good ship called the Turkey Merchant whereof Cap 1 John Kempthorne is 
Commander, for Smyrna, 6 September 1675, proved 5 October 1682. To 
my kinsman Nathaniel Toope, son of Robert Toope of the parish of Stone- 
house, Devon, ropemaker, twenty shillings, within six months after my de- 
cease. To Elizabeth Toope, daughter of the said Robert, five pounds (in 
six months &c). Ail the rest of my estate, whether real or personal, I do 
wholly give and bequeath unto my loving wife Eleanor, whom I make &c. 
sole executrix. And I desire my loving brothers Edward Garter of Lon- 
don, merchant, and Richard Burley of Rateliffe, mariner, to be the super- 
visors or overseers of this my last will &c. Cottle, 124 

Edward Carter of Edmonton. Midd x , Esquire, 18 October 1682, 
proved 29 November 1682. My body to be interred in the parish church 
of St. Dunstan's in the East in London, in the middle aisle under the stone 
laid for my daughter Anne Place, and as near to the grave of my former 
wife Mrs. Anne Carter, buried there, as conveniently may be. I give ail 
my messuages, land and tenements in Edmonton and oiy third part (the 
whole in three parts to be divided) of and in all those messuages, tenements, 
lands and hereditaments in Chalfont S f Peters, Bucks, and all other my 
messuages, lands, tenements &c. whatever within the Kingdom of England 
and all that my Plantation in Virginia called Brice's Plantation, lying on 
the North side of Rappahannock River, now in the possession of my Agents, 
assigns or overseers there, with all the stock, servants, negroes, housing, 
buildings, edifices, materials, implements, utensils, goods and chattels what- 
soever belonging to or used with, in or upon the said Plantation, and my 
other Plantation in Virginia, called Mmasco Plantation, lying also on the 
North side of the said river &c, to my son Edward Carter, and the heirs of 
his body ; remainder thereof to my eldest daughter Elizabeth Carter, and 
the heirs of her body; remainder to my daughter Anne Carter and the 
heirs of her body; and for want of such heirs to my wife Elizabeth Carter 
and her heirs forever. (Provision made in case wife should sell these 
plantations.) And I do here make it my desire to my said dear wife that 
she will not sell or dispose of the said plantations, stock or goods unless she 
finds urgent occasion for so doing. And I make my said wife guardian to all 
my said children, Edward, Elizabeth and Anne Carter, until they severally 
attain their respective ages o£ twenty and one years, she to maintain, bring 
up, educate and instruct my said children in the fear of God and in a decent, 
suitable manner agreeable to their respective fortunes. As to my other 
lands in Virginia and my land in Maryland I give and bequeath the same 
as follows; my tract or dividend of land in the County of Upper Norfolk 
in Virginia, in Bennett's Creek, iu Nansemond River, where I formerly 
lived, and my other tract in the said County, at or near the head of the said 
Creek, containing about five hundred acres, and my other tract, near the 
mouth of the Nansemond River, formerly in the occupation of Coih Thomas 
Busbidge, together with another tract or dividend in the Province of Mary- 



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land, called Werton, part whereof was lately in the occupation of W ra 
Salisbury deceased, be sold bv ray executrix for the payment of ray debts 
and the better maintenance and education of ray said children. All the 
residue of ray estate shall be put out at interest and improved for the bene- 
fit and advantage of ray said two daughters. Elizabeth and Anne Carter. 
My wife to be executrix. Cottle, 12b. 

Jonx Glyvero£ the City of Bristol "marchant." My body to be buried 
in the parish church of St. Stephens within the City of Bristol. I give and 
bequeath to my sou Robert Olyver all my lands and tenements within the 
County of Gloucester and in the parishes of Wickwarr. Cromholde and 
Yate, the which I lately purchased of Alexander Neale of Yate, to have 
and to hold to him and his heirs male forever upon condition that the said 
Robert and his heirs do pay unto my youngest son, Henry Olyver, during 
his natural life, out of the said lands &c, the sum of twenty pounds currant 
money yearly. In default of such issue male of my son Robert I will that 
the said lands &c. do. come and descend to Thomas my son. and to his heirs 
male, upon the like condition; and for want of issue male of Thomas, then 
to John my son &c. and so from one to another to the last. All the lands 
and tenements within the City of Bristol that were sometimes the lands 
and tenements of my father Thomas Olyver and all that I myself purchased 
within the said City I give and bequeath in manner and form following. 
First my Capital messuage in Corn Street that lately I purchased of Richard 
Kalke gen 1 and the tenement that Robert .Fryer dwelleth in I give to 
Thomas my son and to his heirs forever. I give to John my son my tene- 
ment on the back wherein lately William Colston dwelt. I give and be- 
queath my three tenements in Reckliffe ( Redcliff ?) Street, wherein Richard 
WodsOn dwelleth, John Dolphin and Thomas Holbin. baker, dwelleth, unto 
James my son and to his heirs forever. I give my tenement in St. Thomas 
Street, called the White Lion, and three little other tenements and a gar- 
den and two stables to Thoby my son. I give to Henry my son the garden 
and lodge in Marsh Street that I lately purchased of Mr. Kelke, I give 
to James my son my tenement that I dwell in, situate in Balland Street, 
paying to the company of Taylors within the City of Bristol forty shillings 
per annum, as by their writing appeareth. I give to Mary my daughter 
the profits and commodities that shall srow and increase upon my part of 
the lease of " presage " for three years. The rest of the years unexpired, after 
three years, I will that Thomas and John my sous shall equally have and 
enjoy. I give to James one hundred pounds and to Thoby one other hun- 
dred pounds. My land in long Ashton. in the County of Somerset, I give 
to my well beloved wife Elizabeth Olyver and to her heirs forever. I give 
to the Church Wardens of St. Stephens forever one little tenement in Fisher 
Lane wherein Manfield lately dwelt, to the use of the said parish &c. AJ1 
the rest of my goods &c. I give to Elizabeth my wife, whom I make and 
appoint executrix, whom I do desire that she will give to my mother Mar- 
garet Coxe, widow, during her natural life, five pounds per annum sterling. 
And I do intreat my good friends Mr. John Webbe, now mayor. Thomas 
Coventrye Esq. and Mr. John Barker to be overseers of this my last will; 
and I give to every of them a gown apiece, to solemnize my funeral. 

This will was proved at London 6 February 1597 by the oath of Thomas 
Lovell, Not. Pub., attorney for Elizabeth the relict and executrix named in 
the will. Lewyn, 21. 

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of Bristol. Remarried Aug. 28, 1577, Elizabeth Rowland. He died in Jan- 
uary, 1597-8, and his widow, whose will is giveD below, married Feb. 18, 1599- 
1600, Jerome Ham. Their son James, bom 158$, died 1629, married Frances 
Gary. They were the parents of John Oliver, born in Bristol, Eug., in 1G15, ■ 
came to New England in 1639. settled in Newbury, and died about 1042. j 
See Ancestry of Mary Oliver, by William S. Appleton, Cambridge, 1S67, where 
much information about tins family of Oliver will be found with wills, extracts 
from parish registers and tabular pedigrees. — Editor.] 

Richard Cole of the City of Bristol, alderman, 1G June 1599, proved 
17 July 1599. My body to be buried in the church of All Saints, Bristol, 
where my first wife lieth, in the North Aisle. My manor, lands, tene- 
ments &c. in Nailsey, Somerset, and in Connisbury (Congresbury ?) and 
Weeke St. Lawrence, Somerset, I give to my wife, and also my house in 
which I now dwell in Bristol, and my grounds, orchard and gardens in 
Lewens mead in the parish of St. James in the suburbs of Bristol, known 
and called by the name of the Friars or Gray Friars &c., and my two store 
houses on the Key in Bristol, one in the tenure of Mr. John Hopkins, mer- 
chant, and the other in the late tenure of Elizabeth Flam late wife of John 
Olyver, merchant, in the parish of St. Stephens; all during her natural life. 
And after her decease I give them to Richard Cole, sou of William Cole, 
son of Thomas Cole my brother, which son Richard he had by his first wife, 
the daughter of John Ashe merchant. For lack of issue of the body of the 
said Richard Cole I give them to his father William Cole and his lawful 
issue, failing which. I give the house wherein I now dwell in the High 
Street and the Friars aforesaid to Richard Boulton, son of John Boultou of 
Bristol, merchant; and my house and land in Nailsey to Alexander Bain- 
ham son of Henry Bay n ham of Yeate, Gloucester; and my manor of 
Saniford in Somerset to Richard Cam, son of Arthur Cam, which he hath 
by my brother Thomas Cole's daughter Fortune; and I give to Nicholas 
Murford, son of Thomas Murford of Bath, which he had by my sister's 
daughter Mary, my tenement called Dandris, now in the tenure of William 
Yonge (and two other tenements, both which are in Connysbury, Somerset) ; 
and 1 give to ail the sons of John Sarney of Wiekwar, Gloucester, which 
he had by my sister's daughter Yedith, all the rest of my lands undisposed 
in Connysbury ; and to Thomas White son of Thomas White of Bristol, 
merchant, my house in Marsh Street, Bristol. A ring which hath a Sap- 
hire Stone, which M r Chester gave me, I give to Anne Cole, William Cole's 
wife. A conditional bequest to Thomas Knight, son of Edward Knight, 
which he had by my sister's daughter Alice. William Sprattmy first wife's 
brother. J oice Fisher, wife of William Fisher, my sister's daughter (John 
Fisher his father). Brother Thomas Cole. To Anne, wife of William 
Cole, a gold ring with a saohire stone, which ring her grandmother Mrs. 
Chester gave me. To George Goughe, sou of Henry Goughe, a ring of 
gold which his grandfather Robert "Smith gave me. To Alice Hopkins, 
daughter of Thomas Hopkins, a ring which her grandfather Robert Row- 
lam ie gave me. To my cousins Gyles Dymery and Nicholas Dyraerie 
twenty shillings each and a bluck cloak. My cousin Morris Cole's children. 
The rest of Thomas White's children. My cousin Mr. George Snigg, 
Recorder of Bristol. My brother Edward Carre of Woodspring, gentleman. 
Andrew Patche sexton of All Saints. My cousin Arthur Cam. Arthur 
Hibbens. Kidd, 64. 

Elizabeth Ham. wife of Hierom Ham of the City of Bristol gen*, late 
wife and executrix of John Olyver of the said city merchant, 24 December 



128 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [Jan. 

163 9, proved 30 October 1628. I give unto my daughter Mary Gryflith 
one sixteenth part of the "prysadge" lease and unto ray son Henry Olyver 
the other sixteenth part of the same prysadge lease I now hold, which 
prysadge lease I did' put my husbaud Hierom Ham in trust to buy fpr me 
and to be disposed of at my pleasure. If my said daughter Mary Griflithe 
shall decease and depart this life before the end of the said lease then the 
profit and benefit of the time then remaining shall come to her child.-...., to 
be divided by equal portions, that child only excepted which shall then be 
"interessed" in the living in Redland. More I give unto her one feather 
bed one bolster and two pillows, marked with two letters for her name, and 
my best .Arras coverlet, the great Cypres chest, a neddle work chair, with 
the two stools, one of the gilt chairs and all my wearing apparel &c. To 
my grand child William Griffith the great spruce chest in the higher gallery 
and my green carpet. To Mary Griffith my grandchild my dozen of 
Apostle spoons. My will is that my son Henry do pay, out of his said six- 
teenth part of the prysadge lease, unto my husband Jerom Ham ten pounds 
yearly during the lease (if he so long shall live), only the last two years 
excepted to him the said Henry. More, he shall pay unto my sou Thomas 
Rowland (only the last two years excepted) ten pounds yearly (if the said 
Thomas so long shall live); and if the said Thomas shall happen to depart 
this life before the end of these years given him then my will is that what 
years shall be then to come shall remain to his children that hath no por- 
tions left them by their grandmother Redwood. More, my will is that the 
first ten pounds payable out of his sixteenth part of prysadge lease unto my 
sen Thomas Rowland shall be given unto Mary Oliver, the daughter of my 
: son James Oliver, as my gift. And my will is that ray son Henry Olyver 

shall leave in my executor's hands the said sixteenth part of the prysadge 
lease so given him, for the assurance of the payment of the said ten pounds 
yearly to the said Hierom Ham and the ten pounds yearly to the said 
Thomas Royland: and if the said sixteenth part, so given the said Henry, 
shall at any time not amount to the sum of forty pounds by the year then 
each of them shall stand to their part of the loss accordingly. And it it 
happen my son Henry Olyver depart this life before the end of the years 
given him then whatsoever is given him by thi3 my will shall remain to his 
children, John, Thomas and Hierom Oliver, to be divided them by equal 
portions. The rest of my plate and household stuff not given I give unto 
my husband Hierom Ham, and my will is that until my funeral and the 
hundred pounds due to the chamber for Robert Rowland and what else I 
shall owe be paid none shall receive or demand any portion out of the 
prysadge. And I do ordain for my executors my husbaud Hierom Ham 
and my son in law John Griffith. Agreed unto by me Hier ra Ham. 

Administration, according to the tenor of the will was granted to William 
Griffith, grandson of the deceased, for the reason that John Griffith, one of 
the executors named in the will, had died before accepting the duties of 
executorship. Barrington, 92. 

[See notes on will of her first husband, John Oliver, which will be found on 
page 126.— Editor.] 

Thomas Cooke the elder of Pebmershe, Essex, yeoman, 30 August 
1621, proved 26 November 1621. To the poor of that parish five pounds. 
To the poor of Alpbamston and Lamarshe in Essex twenty shillings (i.e. 
ten shillings each). Those bequests to he distributed by the discretion of 
the minister and the moot chiefest inhabitants of either parish. Five pounds 



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more to the poor of Pebmershe as an increase of the stock of twenty pounds 
given to them by Mr. Hugh Claphatn, sometime the minister of the same 
parish, to purchase a house or lands &c. To Thomas Cooke ray grand- 
child my messuage &c. called Goddard's & all ray lands &e. winch I iate 
purchased of John Hilton gen* and .Mary his wife, situate &c. in Gesting- 
thorpe and. Little Mapelsted, Essex, now in the occupation of John Clark 
or his assigns. To my brother Lawrence Cook and Robert Cook, during 
their natural lives, to either of them forty shillings apiece yearly. To 
Thomas Wiseowe the younger, my sister's son five pounds. To every of 
the children of my brother John Cooke deceased, my lister . Wisko we and 
my sister Sawen deceased and my brother Lawrence, not before nominated 
and bequeathed unto, twenty shillings apiece. To George Cook my grand- 
child all such my estate, interest and term of years which I have yet to 
come, in lands &c. in Lamarshe, Essex, which I late had by demise and 
grant of one Robert Becle of Lamarshe. I do forgive unto Edmund Reade 
ray son in law the three score pounds due unto me by his bill of 1 Decem- 
ber 1606. To my daughter Elizabeth, now his wife, three score pound..-; in 
one year after my decease. To my said daughter Elizabeth and to Mar- 
garet her daughter, now wife of John Lake, and to Susan now wife of my 
son Thomas, to every of them one spur Riall of gold apiece. To Samuel 
Reade my grandchild forty pounds and every of the residue of my daughter. 
Reed's children unmarried, ten pounds apiece, to be paid within one year 
after my decease unto them or their father for them. To every of the 
children of Thomas Cook, my son, twenty pounds apiece. The residue &c. 
to Thomas Cooke, the younger, my son, whom I make sole executor. If he 
refuse then I make Edmunde Reade my son in law sole executor. I give 

to Martha Reade, now wife of Epps of London, my grandchild, ten 

pounds, in one month after my decease. To Johane Gilott. my late servant, 
twenty shillings. To Maryon Edwards, Clement Chaundler and Elizabeth 
Hayward five shillings apiece, and to William Scott George Smith and 
Samuel Medcalf three shillings four pence apiece, and to Thomas Maninge, 
Thomas French and Richard Goodwyn two shillings six pence apiece. 
Wit: George Coo, Robert Willms and Thomas Smithe. Dale, 94. 

[This will, which I communicated very briefly to the Mass. Historical Society 
in January, 1800. was a welcome find as confirming my supposition that Eliza- 
beth, wife of Edmund Reade of Wickford, was daughter of Thomas Cooke of 
Pebmarsh. (See Ancestry of Priscilla Baker, p. 105.) Her descendants in this 
country are many. The Cooke pedigree may be seen in Visitation of Essex, 
Karieian Society, vol. xiii., p. 333. — William S. Appletox.] 

Thomas Coke of Pebmersh, Essex, Esquire, — January 1679, proved 
24 November 1682. My desire is that my body may be decently buried 
without pomp or ceremonies in the churchyard of Pebmersh, between the 
graves of my dearly beloved and entirely loving wives, Elizabeth and 
Judith; and, being so buried, my will is, and I do hereby require mine 
executors to cause three graves (together with my son John's on the North 
side of his mother's) to be raised with good brick, and a large stone to be 
laid upon them. I do give and bequeath (as an addition to the provision 
for the aged poor people of the parish of Pebmersh) ten pounds, to be paid 
when the house and croft in Little Henny shall be sold, and the money 
thereof arising shall be laid out on a purchase of some house or houses near 
the Church, or some piece of land in or near the parish, to be employed for 
the more comfortable relief of the aged poor according to the intention of 
the first donors, at which time and for the effecting whereof I do appoint 
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130 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

mine executors to pay the said ten pounds. And T do also give five pounds 
more to be distributed among tbe poorer sort of well disposed people, of the 
said parish. I do give to John Scot, and Abigail his wife three pounds 
apiece, to Edward Abraham three pounds and to Mary his wife six pounds, 
and to my servants which shall be with me at my death ten shillings apiece. 
To every of my brothers' and sisters' children twenty pounds apiece, Thomas 

! Bennett taking reasonably for the mare my sou had of him or else I do 

give unto him but ten pounds. To Mr. Brinley Mr. Ely and Mr. Crow 
three pounds apiece, and eleven pounds more to be distributed among such 
other poor ministers as are turned out of their living because they conform 
not, such as known to my nephew Grandorge. I do jrive unto Joseph Coke 
my brother seven pounds and all my wearing clothe?; which are tit for 
his condition, and to his wife three pounds. To Mrs. Arrovvsmith, Mrs. 
Parsons and Mrs. Horton all such linen as was Mr. Percivall's, their father, 
in his life time and are now remaining. To my daughter Elizabeth her 
mother's bible, that she may improve it as she did. and also all things in 
my best parlor chamber. To Joseph Coke, my brother, fifteen hundred 
pounds, to be paid out of my whole estate, for the redeeming of Huntshall 
&c, upon this condition, that if my son and daughter Parsons and their 
trustees shall release unto him and his heirs all the right, title and interest 
which they have in my said farm called Huntshall in Pebmershe &c, then 
this bequest of fifteen hundred pounds to be void and of none effect. A ad 
I do then give Huntshall &c. unto my said brother Joseph for life, and after 
his decease to his son Thomas and his heirs for ever, paying unto his sisters 
here in England twenty pounds apiece and to his brother and sister in New 
England also twenty pounds apiece, to be paid unto them within one year 
after he shall be twenty and one years old. And if my son Parsons or my 
daughter, or their trustees, shall refuse to release unto them the said Hunts- 
hall then my will and meaning is, and I do hereby give and bequeath unto 
my said brother and his son and heirs the houses and lands bought of Tur- 
ner and Wistow and other freehold which I purchased, together with all 
my leasehold lands and copyhold lands to him and his heirs forever, hoping 
they will not endeavor to cross what I know was my dear father's desire 
and is here accordingly declared to be my will. To Mr. Trusseli thirty 
shillings and to his son Thomas ten shillings. For the payment of my 
debts and legacies and my son's just debts I do give to be sold by mine 
executors all my pieces of meadow in Lumer Road Meadow, my farm in 
Gestingthorpe, called Goddards, and the farm wherein George Radleigh 
now dweileth, in Pebmersh^both free and copyhold, with all my stock, 
goods and chattels without the house &c. And, my debts and legacies be- 
ing all so paid and Huntshall well and surely settled upon my brother Joseph 
and his son Thomas and his heirs as above is provided, I do give and be- 
queath all the residue of my real and personal estate unto Elizabeth my 
daughter during the term of her natural iife, and after her decease the goods 
and personal estate to her children as she shall please, and all the land and 
real estate &c. to her son John Parsons, my grandchild, his mother allow- 
ing him good maintenance for his liberal education, and he (when he shall 
enjoy the lands) paying to his sister Anthonia three hundred pounds and 
to the rest of his mother's children which she may hereafter have one 
hundred pounds apiece. To Anthony Parsons my sou (if he will accept of 
it) my best fur coat and what book lie please^. My other fur coat I do 
give unto Joseph my brother, if living at my decease; if. not,, then t-j John 
Scott. I do give my Polyglott Bible to my nephew Grandrige, and my 



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watch and half a dozen of my books to ray cousin Samuel Read, and my 
law b^oks unto my nephew John Bennett. 

Lastly, I do hereby ordain, make, constitute and appoint my well be- 
loved daughter Elizabeth Parsons, ray cousin Samuel Read, my nephew 
John Bennett and my nephew Isaac Grandridge to be executors ik<;., re- 
quiring them to pay all my debts and legacies and also all my son*.- just 
debts, that a blessing may be upon whit 1 shall give and leave unto them. 

The will was proved by John Bennett, of the other executors Samuel 
Read and Isaac Graudorge renouncing and Elizabeth Parsons beiinj, dead. 

Cottle? 128. 

Thomas Thatcher of Beckington, Somerset. 8 January 1G10, proved 
13 June 1611. To certain poor persons in the parish of Beckington whom 
I particularly named to my executrix twenty shillings, to be divided to the 
said poor persons by the discretion of my overseers. For the better re- 
lieving of my uncle John Thatcher my executrix shall deliver into the bauds 
of my brother Clement Thatcher a cow which now is in the custody of my 
brother in law Robert Keeneil that, by the discretion of my brother Clem- 
ent, she may be employed to the use of my said uncle during his natural 
life, and after his decease the said cow to remain to the use of Ins children. 
My executrix shall, in like manner, deliver into the hands of my brother 
Clement one other cow, color black, for the better relieving of my aunt 
Elizabeth Thatcher, the use of it to her for life, and then to remain to the 
use of my said uncle John's children. To William Hillman twenty shil- 
lings. To Thomas Griffin ten shillings. To Thomas Bembury ten shillings. 
To my maidservant Mary Wattes twenty shillings. To Hester Thatcher, 
my brother William's daughter, one flock bed and one bolster, and one 
sheep. To Ezra Thatcher, my brother William's sou, one sheep. "A con- 
ditional bequest to John Gallington son of brother in law John Gallington. 

Item, my will is that if my brother Anthony Thatcher (who now is in the 
"seperation ") do join in the profession of true religion with any true 
church, that then my executrix within one whole year after he shali so have 
joined himself, either with the reformed Dutch church, in which country he 
now liveth, or shall return into England and join with us, shall pay unto 
my said brother five pounds, which in token of brotherly affection. I give 
unto him. The rest of my goods I give to Anne my wife whom I make 
executrix, and make my friend Toby Walkwood and brother Clement 
Thatcher overseers. Wood, CO. 

Clement Thatcher of Merston Bigot, Somerset, yeoman, 13 January 
1629, proved 4 May 1C39. 1 give to the Church of Froome and Merston 
six shiUings eight pence, to be eqally divided, and to the poor of Froome 
five shillings and to the poor of Merston five shillings. To my son Clement 
forty pounds, to be in the custody of Bridget my wife until becomes of the 
age of one and twenty, she, the said Bridget continuing in my name, and 
not otherwise, it then to be ordered and disposed by my overseers. 1 give 
unto Thomas my sou twenty pounds and to Hannah my daughter twenty 
pounds and to Mary and Joane my daughters twenty pounds apiece. To 
William Thatcher my kinsman five pounds and to his sisters Alice and 
Jane forty shillings apiece. To Thomas Thatcher my kinsman Hatton 
twenty shillings. To all my God children an ewe and a lamb, or six shil- 
lings eight pence in money, at the discretion of my executor. To my 
brother Gallington's children an ewe and a lamb apiece and to my brother 
William Thatcher's children an ewe and a lamb apiece, and to my brother 



132 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

Anthony, which is beyond sea, forty shillings, and to his two children ten 
shillings apiece. To Thomas ray son ray chattel lease of the house in the 
field and five acres of ground thereunto belonging. Two other chattel leases 
in Filton and Mr Cable's land, that which was lately in the tenure of Eli- 
zabeth Ilipstoun, shall remain to Clement my son &c. Wife Bridget to be 
executrix and brother William Thatcher and brother John Gallingtou over- 
seers. Harvey, 92. 



Peter Thatcher of the City of New Sarum, Wilts, clerk. 1 February 
1640. proved 5 August 1641. 1 give and bequeath to Peter Thatcher and 
Thomas Thatcher, two of my sons, the sum of thirty live pounds in money. 
which was sent over to New England to bay goats, and is in the hands of 
my brother Anthony Thatcher. Also I give and bequeath to my said two 
sons twenty pounds which is due to me from my said brother for keeping 
his child. Also I give to my said two sons the several sums of thirty and 
one pounds and fourteen pounds, being in the hands of my brother in law 
Christopher ]3att. All which said several sums of money to be equally 
divided between my said two sons. And my will is that my said son 
Thomas shall have his legacy paid as conveniently as may be after my de- 
cease, and my said son Pete'.- to have his legacy paid when he shall have 
served out his apprenticeship, and not before. And in the meantime to be 
managed by my ovei seers. To my son Peter my great brass pot and Mr. 
Henry Aynsworthe's works and Mr. Rogers his seven Treatises. To Anne 
Thatcher, my daughter, fifty pounds and all her mother's childbed linen. 
To Martha and Elizabeth Thatcher, my daughters, to each of them fifty 
pounds. The said legacies given to ray said three daughters shall be paid 
unto them when they shall respectively attain to their several ages of twenty 
and one years or be married, which of them shall first happen. To John 
Thatcher, my son, fifty pounds, to be paid to him when he shall have served 
out his appreuticethip or shall have attained to his age of twenty and three 
years. All these four last mentioned legacies of fifty pounds shall be paid 
out of the moneys specified in a writing now in the hands of Mr. Francis 
Dove. I give to my last nominated four children. Anne, Martha, Elizabeth 
and John, ten pounds each, to be paid at the times limited for the payment 
of their other legacies; audit my said daughters, or either of them, shall 
marry before they shall respectively attain to their several ages of twenty 
and one years without the consent of my overseers, or one of them, then 
such of them as shall so marry shall have only this last legacy of ten pounds, 
and their other legacies of fifty pounds to be divided among the survivors 
of them, at the discretion of my overseers. I give and hequeath to Samuel, 
Paul and Barnabas Thatcher, my three youngest, sons, to each of them 
fifty pounds, to be paid to them when they shall respectively attain to their 
several ages of twenty and three years. And it is my will that the benefit 
and commodity to be made of all the said legacies given to my said children 
shall be bestowed and employed by my overseers for and towards the edu- 
cation and maintenance of my said children until their legacies shall re- 
spectively grow due and payable in such sort as my said overseers shall 
think best and fittest for them. (Provision made in case of the death of 
any child.) I give to my two brothers John ami Anthony, to my wife's 
four sisters, Elizabeth, Margery, Mary and Dorothy, and to my sister Anne 
Butt, to each of them five shillings, to make them rin^s, as a remembrance 
of my love to teen. To my servant Edith Davis forty shillings, to he paid 
within one month after my decease. All the rest of my goods, debts, chat- 



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lels, plate, implements of household, household stuff and books (except such 
of my books as I shall give and dispose of by a note or schedule hereof to 

be annexed to tins my will, and reserving to my children the plate which 
was severally given to them at their births or since). I give and bequeath 
to Alice Thatcher, my loving wife, whom I also ordain and make sole 
executrix &c, and I desire my very loving friend, the said Francis Dove, 
and my loving brother in law Richard Alwood to be the overseers of this 
my last will and testament, to whom I give five shillings apiece in token of 
my love. 

Wit: Nathaniel Conduit, John Iviejun r . 

Then follows a long list of books (chiefly theological) " Giuen to my soun 
Thomas Thatcher theis books following." Evelyn, 112. 

i[In the collections of Licenses to pass beyond the sea, Eliz. to Car I. in the 
Public Record office, I have found the following entry: 
" Priino die Oetobris 1631. Anthony Thatcher of age 65 years dwelling in 
Leyden, et uxor Clarey Thatcher, 38." 

A pen has been drawn through this entry, but on the margin is written, :i Win 
Cooke dwelling in Bermondsey street test" against it; and there is also written 
against it in the margin the word " Stet" — II. F. Waters. 

A word as to the record spelling of Peter Thacher's surname. There can be 
no doubt that the signature of the original will was spelled as he invariably 
spelled it, so far as is known, without the middle "t." The writer has in his 
possession photographs of original signatures of his, so spelled, and the records 
of his parish are full of his signatures, so spelled. lie was settled in 1616 over 
the Parish Church of Milton, Clevedon, Somersetshire, and an inscription upon 
a stone in the wall of that church to the memory of his deceased child, John, 
contains the name Thacher. Why, then, it may be asked, did the scrivener who 
wrote the will, or the clerk who recorded it, spell it otherwise. Unquestionably 
from carelessness in one or both. A distinguished historian and antiquary, in 
WTnsor's " Memorial History of Boston," has spelled the name both ways, in the 
same article, ou the same page. Anthony, brother of Peter, always spelled his 
name, also, with one " t." 

The leaders of St. Edmunds Parish in Salisbury were Puritans, and a dis- 
agreement having arisen, in consequence, with their minister, Hugh Williams, 
he resigned in 1621 or 1022. These leaders having fixed upon Mr. Thacher as 
Mr. Williams's successor, he was invited to that parish by repeated, urgent votes 
of the vestry. He finally resigned the vicarage of Milton Clevedon, and Feb. 
23, 1022-3, he was instituted rector of St. Edmunds, Salisbury, by the then 
Bishop of Sarum, John Davenant, who favored the Puritans. He continued 
rector, to the great acceptance of his parishioners, until his death, Feb. 11), 
1640-1. He w T as harassed, more or less, during this period, by Archbishop 
Laud, because of his Puritanism. 

It has been generally supposed that the Anthony named in the wills of Thomas 
and Clement as their brother, and as being out of the realm, was the same An- 
thony, brother of Rev. Peter, who is mentioned in his will. The writer, how- 
ever, for various reasons, doubts the correctness of this hypothesis, notwith- 
standing a pedigree of the Thacher family, furnished many years since by offi- 
cials of the College at Arms in London,' to the late Hon. J. S. B. Thacher of 
Natchez, Miss., assumes Thomas, Clement, Peter, and the Anthony of Peter's 
will, to have been brothers. The extract from the Public Record Office in 
London, which Mr. Waters appends to his abstracts of the three wills, places 
the matter, it seems, beyond controversy. We there rind, Oct. 31, 1031, an An- 
thony Thacher, 05 years of a^e, dwelling at Leyden, with his wife Clarey. Now 
Anthony Thacher, brother of Rev. Peter, so celebrated for his graphic and pa~ I 
thetic description of the awful shipwreck on Thacher's Island, Aug. 15, 1035, | 
when he and his wife were the sole survivors of the vessel's crew and passen- 
gers, numbering twenty-three, and who was afterwards one of the three founders 
of Yarmouth, Mass., never had a wife ,; Clarey." His first wife, Mary, died at 
Salisbury, July 20, 1034, while he was serving his brother Peter as curate at 
St. Edmunds, which office he held several years. (In the record of his wife's 
death, in the parish register, heha^ the title of 4i Clerk" or clergyman.; Eliza- 
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134 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

bath Jones became his second wife only six weeks before she embarked for New 
England, on or about April 6, 1C35, with her husband and four uf his children, 
one (Benjamin) having been left behind in the care of his brother Peter, because 
of his tender age. They were accompanied by Thomas, then 15 years of age, 
son of Peter, afterwards first pastor of the Old South Church of Boston, and 
who preferred a tramp through the woods from Ipswich, the place of embarka- 
tion, to the water trip, having, says Cotton Mother, " such a strong and sad 
impression upon his mind about the issue of the voyage, that he, with another, 
would needs go the journey by land." (See 1 Mag. 442. Hartford ed. of 1820.) 
Anthony died Aug. 22, 1G67, aged about SO (see Freeman's History of Cape Cod), 
which would require his birth to have occurred in 15S7. He could handy have 
attained that age, however, as Peter, for good reasons, believed to have been 
the elder, was born in 1588. If we assume that Anthony was eighty in 1G67, he 
would have been forty-four in 1631, when the Anthony of the Public Record 
Office was sixty-five. " Anthony, the brother of Peter, had received a good edu- 
cation, wrote a very handsome hand, and expressed himself with ease, correctly, 
with force and perspicuity, and sometimes, eloquently. Yet the most persevcr- 
ing researches have failed to discover the place of his education. It has been 
surmised that he may have received his education from his brother Peter. 

It will be observed that in neither of the wills of Thomas and Clement is 
there any reference to a brother Peter, or a sister Anne, which can hardly be 
accounted for if the two latter, indeed, bore such relation to the two former. 

The John Thacher, son of Peter, named in his will, being the second son of 
that name, was interred Sept. 1, 1G73. Administration was granted on his 
estate Nov. 10, 1673. He was a chirurgeon. All the children named in the will, 
except Samuel, Paul and Barnabas, of whom the testator speaks as his " three 
youngest sons," were the children of his first wife, Anne, whose burial is re- 
corded March 2G, 1634. In those days baptism usually succeeded the birth 
within a day or two, and sometimes took place on the day of birth. Martha 
was baptized Nov. 30, 1623 ; Elizabeth, Jan. 20, 1G25-G ; John, Feb. 3, lt'27-8. 
Mr. Thacher was married to his second wife, Alice Bait, a sister of Christopher 
Batt, named in his will as his "brother in law," about April 14, IG35. The 
record of this marriage has not been discovered, but the marriage allegation. 
recorded in the Diocesan Register at Salisbury, is as follows : 

" April 14, 1G35. Personally appeard Richard White of St. Thomas, in Sarum, 
Grocer, and he craves License for marriage between Peter Thacher, Clarke, 
Master of Arts, Parson of St. Edmunds, in Sarum, and a widower, and Alice 
Batt of St. Edmunds, in Sarum, Spinster, aged 30 years, or thereabouts, and 
alleged that, to his knowledge, there is noe impediment, either in respect to 
consanguinity, affinity, former contract, or otherwise, but that they may law- 
fully marry together, and that her parents are both dead, and of the truth thereof 
he offercth to make faith." 

Francis Dove, the author of the inscription on Peter Thacher's tomb, signed 
" F. I).," was one of his principal parishioners, and a Churchwarden of St. 
Edmunds during the greater part of his incumbency. Francis Dove was of the 
order of the gentry, lie was held in the highest esteem in Salisbury, and was a 
man of pure morals and of sterling integrity. He was twice mayor of that 
metropolitan city. His brothers, John and Henry, also in turn held that re- 
sponsible office. Francis was the " very loving friend " of his minister, and 
married his wddow, Alice (Batt) Thacher. Oct. 10. 1641. The " loving brother 
in lav/," Richard Alwood, appointed with Francis Dove "overseers" of the 
will, married Elizabeth Batt, a sister of Alice, Jan. 20, 1640-1. Mr. Thacher 
deceased Feb. 10, 1640-1. 

Alice and Elizabeth Batt were sisters of Christopher Batt, above mentioned. 
The testator also speaks of his " sister Anne Batt," to whom, with his " wife's 
four sisters, Elizabeth, Margery, Mary and Dorothy," he gives five shillings 
each, " to make them rings as a remembrance of my (his) love to them." The 
fact that he calls Anne, wife of Christopher Batt, his sister — said Christopher 
being his brother-in-law — has led to the belief that she was his own sister. But 
as Christopher was the brother of Mr. Thacher's wife, and thus the former be- 
came the hitter's brother-in-law, and as there is no evidence, outside of this 
will, that Mr. Thacher ever bad a sister Anne, and as it appears by the record at. 
St. Edmunds that Christopher Batt married another person, it has been inferred 
that the testator called Anne Batt his sister out of courtesy merely. In the 
Bishop of Sarum's Books, under date of Oct. 10, 1G20, there is recorded an 



1893.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 135 

• l alienation of marriage " between Christopher Batt, tanner, aged 26 years, and 
Anne Baynton, Spinster, aged l'g" years. October 12, 1629, tiiere is found in the 
Parish Register of St. Edmunds a record of their marriage. There: is no evi- 
dence that said Christopher was married a second time. The record of the 
births of his children tends to show that their mother was Anne (Baynton 1 Batt. 
He emigrated to New England with his family in 1638. His wife Anne survived 
him. 

' The will of Paul, one of the three yonngest sons of Peter Thacher, baptized 
July 22, 1638, interred Sept. 16, 1678, and that of the son of Paul, Anthony Hil- 
lary Thacher, baptized Nov. 4, 1671, interred Nov. 2.">, 1692, allowed and recorded 
in the court of the Sub Dean of Sarum, are now to be found in Somerset House, 
London. Paul inherited from his mother a large real estate. 

Peter Thacher, of West Newton, Mass. 

See also the article on the Thacher Family, by Samuel Pearce May, Esq., in 
the Register for April, 1389, page 171. — Editor.] 

Richard Allwood of New Sarum, Wilts, haberdasher, 20 May 1644, 
proved 22 March 1644. After my debts have been paid ami the charges 
of my burial defrayed the remainder of my estate I give &c as follows. To 
the four children of my late sister Alice Tamer forty shillings apiece, to be 
paid unto the men children when they shall be bound apprentices and to 
the daughters when they shall attain to their several ages of twenty and 
one years or days of marriage, which shall first happen. To my brother 
Gabriel Currons forty shillings. To the poor knitters of the Parish of 
Christ church in the County of Southampton twenty shillings, to be distri- 
buted in bread amongst them according to the discretion of my overseers. 
I give ten pounds to be distributed yearly for ten years together next after 
my decease unto such Godly ministers as they shall get to preach in the 
said parish church upon Ascension Day in every year. To the poor of the 
parish of Kingwood, in Southampton, twenty shillings, to be distributed 
amongst them in bread. To my loving friend Mr. William Pape forty shil- 
lings. To my daughter Dorcas one hundred pounds, and also all the goods 
and chattels which are belonging unto me and that are in the hands of my 
brother Mr. Edmond Batter in New England, to be conveyed over ac- 
cording to the discretion of my said overseers, and half my trunk of linen 
and one silver bowl and a silver cup. I give and bequeath unto my brother 
Mr. Christopher Batt the sum of five pcunds. And whereas I do conceive 
that Elizabeth my wife is now with child my will and meaning is and I do 
hereby give and bequeathe unto such child, if it shall be born alive, the sum 
of one hundred pounds and two silver bowls, to be paid and delivered unto 
him or her when they shall attain to the full age of twenty and one years, 
or sooner if to ray said wife it shall seem meet. And iu case the said child 
shall happen do die before it shall attain to the full age of twenty and one 
years then my will and meaning is that some part of the said sum of one 
hundred pounds shall be disposed for the use, benefit and behoof of my said 
daughter Dorcas according to the discretion of my said executrix. The 
residue of my goods &c. 1 give and bequeath unto the said Elizabeth my 
wife, desiring her, out of that estate that I have herein bequeathed unto 
her, to allow unto my mother in law ten pounds a year so long as she shall 
live, to be paid quarterly unto her &c. And I make, ordain &e. the said 
Elizabeth my wife the sole and only executrix and my loving friend Mr. 
Humfrey Ditton the elder and my brother Mr. Francis Dove overeers of 
this my last will &c, and for their pains therein to be taken I do hereby 
give and bequeath unto them ten shillings apiece to buy them rings. 

Rivers, 54. 



136 Genecdogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

[The testator Richard Alhvoocl, the brother-in-law of Peter Thacher and of 
Christopher Batt, had it seems another brother-in-law in New England, namely, 
Edmund Batter, who was a man of some account in Salem. lie owned ami 
occupied a narrow strip of land on the north side of Essex Street running from 
Washington Street (where his house stood) back to North Street. — II. F 

; 



Wateks.] 



Bennett Swayne the elder of the City of New Sarum, in the County 
of Wilts, gent, 3 December IGoO, proved 27 January 1630. My body to 
be interred in the parish church of S* Edmond's, within the said city. To 
the same church ten shillings and to the poor within that parish forty shil- 
lings. To the poor within S l Martin's parish forty shillings, viz 1 twenty 
shillings to the poor of that parish within the precincts of the city and the 
j other tweuty shillings to the poor of Milford that are within the same parish 

and without the liberty of the city. To the poor of Laverstocke parish 
ten shillings. To my old servant Greenway ten shillings and to my servant 
Grave and his fellow five shillings apiece. To my maid servant Emms 
Brachem and man servant Thomas Battyn twenty shillings apiece and to my 
servant William Knowlton five -hillings. To my sister Sibbell Mitchell five 
pounds, to be paid unto her within six months next after ray death. To my 
daughter Jane Swayne one hundred and fifty pounds in money and her 
mother's drinking bowl tipped with silver, to be paid and delivered unto her 
at her age of one and twenty years or day of her marriage, which of them 

I shall first and next happen. To my daughter Jone Swayne one hundred and 

fifty pounds and one silver bowl, to be paid and delivered (as to her sister 
Jane). To my son Richard Swayne one hundred and fifty pounds and one 
) silver bowl, to he paid and delivered at his age of one and twenty. To my 

daughter Rebecca Swayne one hundred and fifty pounds and one silver 
bowl, to be paid and delivered (as to her sisters). To John Swayne my 
eldest son ten quarters of good seed barley at or before the five and twen- 
tieth day of March now next coming. To my daughter in law Anne 
Swayne, my son John's wife, my double gilded salt having a top and a 
bottom. To my said son John my signet ring. To my daughter Christian 
Pewde, the wife of William Pewde, ten pounds in money and my gilded stone 
cup, and unto William, Martha aud Andrew Pewde, her children, to each of 
them three pounds six shillings and eight pence apiece, which I appoint 
shall be paid unto their father for their uses within twelve months next after 
my decease. To my daughter Margaret Batt. the wife of Thomas Batt, 
twenty pounds in twelve months &c. To the said Margaret Batt my silver 
teen. To my said son Richard Swayne & the heirs of his body lawfully to 
be begotten the lease of my house in Gilderland Street which I bought of 
Robert Holmes gen' and all the term and estate which I have thereof and 
therein yet to come and unexpired; but if he die without lawful issue be- 
fore his said age of one and twenty I give the said lease unto my said 
daughter Jane Swayne &c, remainder to my right heirs forever. I give 
the lease of the messuage in Winchester Street, wherein I noV dwell, and 
all the term of years therein yet to come, with all the glass, wainscot aud 
benches in and about the same, unto the said John Swayne my son and his 
lawfully begotten heirs, remainder to my son Bennett Swayne, next to ray 
sou Richard Swayne. But my wife Bridget shall hold and enjoy the said 
messuage &c, — during the term of her life, if she shall so long remain a 
widow, paying the rent thereof to the Dean aud Chapter of the Cathedral 
Church oi Sarum aud keeping the same in reparations arid in tenantable 
manner. The residue of my goods &e. I give to Bridgett my wife and 



1893.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 137 

Bennett Swayne my son, and I make them sole executors. And I do 
nominate my loving brother in law Andrew Pewde gen* Thomas Harwood 
gen*, John Vyninge, John Barrowe the elder and William Bowles gen' over- 
seers, and I do give to each of them in token of my love twenty shillings 
apiece to make each of them a ring. 

Wit: Thomas Kynton ah Matthew, William Bowles, William Widnoll 
and Richard Tuck. S l John, 8. 

[Rebecca, daughter of Bennet Swayne the testator, came to New England and 
died at rpswick/Mass., July 21, 1695' She married 1st, Henry By ley : '2d. John 
Hall; 3d, Rev. William Worcester; and 4th. Deputy Gov. Samuel Symonds. 
Tor a pedigree and other facts concerning- the Swayne family, see Appletons' 
Ancestry of Priscilla Baker, pp. 132-7. — Editor. ] 

Henry Biley the elder, of the City of New Sarum in the County of 
Wilts gen 1 , 18 October 1633. proved. 23 June 1634. To the parish church 
of S l . Edmond's twenty shillings, and twenty shillings more to the poor of 
the same parish. To the Mayor and Commonalty of the City three pounds 
six shilling eight pence, to be employed in the working house within the 
said city towards the setting of the poor there at work. To my grandson 
Henry Biley ten pounds in money and my bedstead and one of my great 
chests and my square table board and my cupboard which are in my great 
chamber, and my cupboard in my hall, and the cupboard and tableboard in 
my kitchen, and one of my silver beakers, and my biggest brass pot, save 
one which is to the Lymbeeke, and my biggest brass kettle, and my second 
tyled house or standing in the How by the Corn-market, next to the 
"pillowry," and all my vats &c. &c. in and about my tan-house &c. To 
my grandson John Biley twenty pounds, to my grand daughter Mary Biley 
ten pounds and a silver beaker, to my grandchildren .Edward, Elizabeth and 
William Biley ten pounds apiece, to my grandson Christopher Batt, son of 
Thomas Batt, gen* deceased, twenty pounds in money and my uppermost 
tyled house or standing in the Market-place near to M r Thomas Elliott's 
house there, to my grandson Thomas Batt, son of said Thomas deceased, 
twenty pounds, to my grand daughters Mary and Dorothy Batt, daughters 
of said Thomas deceased, fifty pound, each, to my great grandchildren 
Christopher, Anne and Jane Batt, children of said grandson Christopher 
Batt, forty shillings each, and forty shillings to my great grand daughter 
Elizabeth Batt, daughter of said grandson Thomas Batt. Forty shillings 
to my servant John Hulett. To my grand daughter Alice Batt, daughter 
of said Thomas deceased, one hundred pounds in money and my bowl of 
silver and gilt having a "Poesy" about it and my biggest brass pot and 
lymbeeke thereto used &c. To my granddaughters Elizabeth and Margery 
Batt fifty pounds each. My grandsons Christopher Batt. and Henry Biiey 
and grand daughter Alice Batt shall have, hold, use, occupy and enjoy all 
my lands and tenements in Wellowe and my dwelling house, tan house, 
orchards and gardens in New Sarum and on the West side of the river 
Avon and all my stock of money, bark, hides, leather &c, and shall receive 
and take the rents and prouts towards the maintenance and keeping of my 
wife and family &c. My son Henry Biley to be executor and friends 
Thomas Hili and Michael Mackerell and grandson Christopher Batt over- 
seers. Seager, GO. 

[See Regtstfu, Vol. 4-2, p. 303; and annotations on wills of Thomas, Clement 
and Peter Thacher, ante pp. 133-5, and Richard Ahvood, p. 136. — Editor.] 



138 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

Grace Heath of London, widow, 16 December 1654, proved 16 Feb- 
ruary 105-1. My body to be buried in the parish church of S ! Stephen's, 
Coleman Street, where I do now dwell. To my loving cousin Bennett 
Swaine and his children one hundred pounds, each one of them to have an 
equal and ratable part [hereof. To my cousin Rebecca Worster and her 
two children (videlicet) John Hall and Rebecca Byly one hundred pounds, 
to be paired and divided as aforesaid. To my cousin Henry Byly one 
hundred and fifty pounds, to my cousin Elizabeth Cousins ten pounds, to 
my cousin Elizabeth Barrett twenty pounds, to Master William Taylor, 
preacher, ten pounds and to his wife twenty shillings to make her a ring to 
wear in remembrance of me, and to his four children ten shillings apiece, to 
make them rings. To Master George Griffeth of London, merchant, ten 
pounds and to his wife twenty shillings and to his son and daughter ten 
shillings. To Master Osburt Fowler and his wife twenty shillings apiece, 
to make them rings. To the poor of St. Stephen's Coleman Street ten 
pounds. To mv son in law Thomas Heath twenty pounds and to his wife 
twenty shillings to make her a ring. To my son in law John Heath twenty 
pounds and to my son in law Jeifery Heath the lease of my now dwelling 
house in Culeman Street, upon condition that he do and shall yearly, during 
the term of my said lease pay unto mine executrix the clear yearly pay- 
ment and sum of ten pounds. 1 give to the wife of the said Jeifery Heath 
twenty shillings to make her a ring. The residue of my estate I give and 
bequeath unto my loving sister Bridget Swayne, widow, and I do make and 
ordain my said sister Bridget Swayne full and sole executrix and my loving 
friends Master William Taylor and Master George Griffeth overseers. 

The testatrix made a codicil to the above will, Thursday IS January 
1854. Among other things she appointed her cousin Bennett Swaine to be 
co-executor with her sister Bridgett Swayne. The will (with its codicil) 
was proved by Bennett Swayne, power being reserved to make the like pro- 
bate and grant the like administration unto Bridgett Swayne, the other 
executor, when she should come and in legal manner desire the same. 

Aylett, 40. 

John Hall of London, goldsmith, 13 April 1691, proved 6 May 1691. 
I will and bequeath all my household goods, household plate and my wear- 
ing Jewells and my wearing rings to my most dear and entirely beloved 
wife, Elizabeth Hall, excepting such tilings which by me or my said wife 
have been given to my dear daughter Elizabeth Hall to furnish her closet. 
To my said wife fifty pieces of gold of the value of fifty pounds sterling, all 
my messuages &c. in St. Nicholas Lane and Abehurch Lane in the parishes 
of St. Nicholas Aeon and St. Mary Abchurch, London, and the lease thereof 
granted by the Master and Wardens and Brethren and Sisters of the Guild 
or Fraternity of the blessed Mary the Virgin of the Mistery of the Drapers, 
London, unto my late uncle James Hall deceased, of whose last Will and 
testament I am executor, &c. To my wife ail my messuages &c. which are 
held by lease of the Governors of St. Thomas Hospital in South wark, which 
^ late belonged to Mr. Samuel Lynne deceased, late father of my said wife; 
and 1 do hereby ratify and confirm the settlement by me formerly made on 
my said wife Elizabeth Hall, of the copyhold or customary messuages tScc. 
in Islington, Middlesex, and another settlement made by Indenture dated 
T2 October 1686, by Fine and Recovery, wherein contained two messuages 
in S l Nicholas Lane and Lumbard Street, in the parish of S* Nicholas 
Aeon, are limited to the use oi me and my said wire and after our deaths to 
the use of my daughter Elizabeth. To my said daughter my messuages 



1893.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 139 

&c. in Candlewick ah Cannon Street, in the parish of St. Clement's East- 
cheap, London, now or late in the tenure of John Fryer, which was hereto- 
fore bought of Mr. Joseph Curtis and others by my uncle James Hall de- 
ceased and since his death is descended on me and my heirs. To the said 
Elizabeth my messuage &c. in S l Olave's Southwark, held by lease of the 
Co. of Drapers. To my said daughter my Poole's two volumes of English 
Annotations, Littleton's Dictionary, my Quarto Bible of the old translation, 
fine puper, printed 1582, ail D l Manton's, D r Goughes. Bishop Hall's and 
Mr. Charnock's works and " Foxes Martriologie " in three volumes, which 
are in my Library. I aive to my cousin Robert Hale, my sister Rebecca 
Hale's son deceased, my five volumes of Poole's Synopsis Criticorum, Ains- 
worth's Annotations and Mellificiuin Theologicum. All the rest of my 
library I give to my said wife Elizabeth. I give to my ever honored mother 
Rebecca Hall ah Symonds twenty pounds, in full of all demands, and to 
my maid servant Ruth Creswell five pounds. I give to my uncle Mr. Ben- 
nett Swayne and to my aunt Swayne, his wife, and to my cousin Anne 
Slaughter, my said cousin Robert Hale, my aunt Rotherforth, my aunt 
Mary Oliver, my cousin Sarah Evans, my cousin Mary Akerod, Mr. Sam- 
uel Layfield, my cousins Humphrey Hall of Hertfordshire, Daniel 'Hall of 
Gravesend, Dorothy Leadford and Sarah Soutton ten shillings apiece to buy 
them rings. I give forty shillings to the poor of the parish of Islington, 
where I now live, to be distributed as the Vestry shall think tit. The 
Residue of my goods &c. I give to be equally divided and parted between 
my said most dear and beloved wife Elizabeth Hall and my said daughter 
Elizabeth Hall. Reference to a deed of Settlement of a messuage in S l 
Nicholas Lane on the East side thereof, in the parish of St. Martin Orgars 
&c. Wife Elizabeth to be sole executrix and my cousin Mr. Bennett Swayne 
and Mr. Samuel Read of Loudon, merchant, to be guardians to my said 
daughter until she shall attain her age of one and twenty or be married, she 
not to marry without the consent of her mother. I give to my said cousin 
Bennett Swayne six pounds and to the said Samuel Read three pounds. 
Among the witnesses was a Robert Hall. Vere, 81. 

[The records of old Norfolk County, Massachusetts, which are now lodged in 
Salem Court Houses, contain considerable information about the Byleys and 
Halls. I find that Mrs. Rebecca Hall, widow, was making a conveyance to 
Henry Ambrose, carpenter, as early as 18 Nov. 1647. By the death of her 
former husband, Mr. Henry By ley, she had become possessed of certain lands in 
Salisbury (.Mass.). These she made over to her two children Henry and Rebecca 
Byley, as part of their portion, at the time of her marriage with Mr. John Hail. 

Mr. John Hall was marled to M ra Rebecca Bylie by y e Worship. M r Symon 
Bradstreet the 3 d day of April 1(341. 

John Hall the sonne of M r John Hall and Kebecka his wife was borne the 18 th 
of the 1-t mo. 1041-2. 

M r William Worcester was married to M ra Rebecka Hall the 22 ! of the 5 th mo. 
1G50. 

John Hale married Rebecca, daughter of Henry Byley of Salisbury, 15 Decem- 
ber 1664, Their daughter Rebecca was born 28 April 16GG, and their son Robert 
was born 3 November 1668. The latter was graduated at Harvard College 1086, 
and lived and died in Beverly. He took a high position in the affairs of his 
town and county, and also of the Province. Years ago I saw iu the rooms of 
the American Antiquarian Society at Worcester, Massachusetts, ainomr the 
papers probably received from the executor of the Will of the Rev ,; William 
Bentley, D.D., some interesting memoranda and letters which hud evidently be- 
longed to Robert Hale, Esq., and which threw additional light upon his family 
connections in old England. 

Tin." reference made by John Hall of Islington to the will of his late uncle 
James Hall, deceased, led me to hunt for that will, with the following result:] 



140 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

James Hall of S* Clement East Cheap, citizen and diaper of London, 
1G November 1665, proved ID November 1686. Mv body to be decently 
buried in the chancel of the parish church of St. Clament's East Cheap, 
and my executors shall lay out and expend two hundred pounds upon my 
funeral and shall give thereat to live and thirty poor men, to appear with 
black gowns, twenty shillings apiece, and two hundred rings, of ten shillings 
price each ring, to so many persons to be invited to my funeral. 1 give my 
three messuages &c. in Lumbard Street and in S t Nicholas Lane, in the 
parish of S* Nicholas Aeon, commonly called or known by the several names 
or signs of the Flying Horse, the Hen and Chickens and the Golden Lion, 
now or late in the several tenures &c. of Henry Bourne, David King and 
of one Dodsworth, unto my loving mother Sarah Wraxall of London, widow, 
for and during the term of her natural life only, and after her decease then 
unto my nephew John Hall of London, merchant, and to the heirs male of 
his body lawfully to be forgotten, remainder to my cousin Humphrey Hall, 
eldest son of my uncle. Thomas Hall &c, then to my cousin Dauiei Hall, 
youngest son of my said uncle Thomas, and to his heirs forever. I give my 
messuage v.Vc. in St. Nicholas Lane in the parish, of St. Martins Orgars, 
commonly called or known by the name or sign of the Red Lion, now in 
the tenure &e. of William Clarke, to my said nephew John Hall and his 
heirs forever (conditioned on payment of certain legacies). I give my three 
messuages &c. in Lamb Alley without Bishopsgate, in the parish of St. 
Buttolph Bishopsgate, unto Aldermen William Hooker, grocer, John Jei- 
feries, baker, Thomas Ward, apothecary, William Richards, clothwoiker, 
Benoni Honyvvood, merchant fcaylor, Thomas Tray ton, draper. Thomas 
Grave, inn holder,' Thomas Meadow, draper, Harvey Seale, butcher, and 
John Lee. goldsmith, citizens of London and inhabitants within the said 
parish of St. Clements, Last Cheap, forever, upon Trust that they shall, by 

L and with the yearly rents and profits of the said three messuages &c. main- 

tain and. kept a Lecture, to be preached upon every Wednesday in the 
afternoon in every week from the Feast day of St. Michael the Archangel 
to the Feast day of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary, in every 
year successively forever, in the parish church of St. Clement East Cheap 
aforesaid by some godly and learned minister of God's word, to be from 
time to time chosen and appointed thereunto by the inhabitants of the said 
parish, to be assembled at their Vestry for that purpose &c. Provision 
made for the succession of the Feoffees. I give and bequeath unto my said 
mother Sarah Wraxall one hundred pounds of lawful money and twenty 
pieces of old gold, ten of them being two and twenty shillings each piece 
and the other ten being twenty shillings each piece, and all my plate (except 
two silver and gilt spoons hereafter mentioned). To my cousin Sarah 
Bewley, daughter of my sister Sarah Berry, fifty pounds. To my friend 
Mrs Anne Williams at the sign of the Ship in St. Clement's Lane, widow, 
ten pounds to buy her a tankard-, To the poor of certain parishes. To 
S c Bartholomew's Hospital forty pounds, to be disposed at the discretion ot 

| _ my cousin Mills, treasurer there. To Christ's Hospital fifty pound-. To 
the three prisons viz' Ludgate and the two Compters, towards the relief of 
poor debtors, teu pounds to each prison. To my two executors eight yards 
and a half of line black cloth, of twenty shillings the yard, for mourning, 
and unto my said mother Sarah Wraxall fifty pounds for mourning for her 
self and her servant, and unto my said sister Sarah Berry twelve pounds 
for. mourning for herself and servant &c. The residue I give to my said 
nephew John Hall and I make my said nephew John Hall and my friend 

j Robert Mordant executors. 



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WILLIAM HULL. 

By Samuel C. Clarke, Esq., of Marietta, Georgia. 

Five pei'scms of thi3 name are to be found in the early history of 
New England, who are supposed to have been brothers: John, 
George, Richard, Joseph and Robert Hull. John Hull was ad- 
mitted a freeman by the General Court of Massachusetts, Aug. 7th, 
1632. He was a member of the artillery company, admitted in 
1638. George Hull of Dorchester was admitted a freeman March 
4th, 1633. He was a Representative to the General Court in 1634, 
and afterwards removed to Connecticut. Richard Hull was made a 
freeman in April, 1634. He removed to New Haven, Conn, in 1639. 
His son John was baptized in 1640, and removed to Derby, which 
town he represented in the General Assembly. Afterwards removed 
to Wallingford, where he was kne wn as Dr. John Hull, and owned 
a mile square of land. Two of his sons, John and Joseph, re- 
mained in Derby, and from Joseph descended General William Hull 
and Commodore Isaac Hull. 

Joseph Hull of Hingham was admitted a freeman in 1635. He 
was a Representative to the General Court of Massachusetts in 163S 
and 1639.* 

^Robert Hull, blacksmith, of Boston, was admitted a freeman in 
1637. He died in 1666. His son John, or perhaps as 'SewalFs 
diary has it, his grandson, was made a freeman in 1649, and was a 
goldsmith, and a highly respected citizen of Boston. His children 
all died young except Hannah, who married Chief Justice Samuel 

* The name Hall, or Hulls, as it was often written in early time- 1 ?, seems to have been the 
same as Hill or Hills. See Piers Plowman, Ox. Ed. 1869, first printed in 1-550: 
" As on a May morning on Maiverae hulles." 
In the early Archives of the City of London, Cornhill is written " Cornhulle." One of 
the earliest of the name in English history is 4i John de Hulls" or John of the Hills, 
A.D. 1303, (Sec Dazdalc.l Sir Hugo Hulls Justice of King's Bench, A-D. 1395. (.See 
Kipg't History of Chester.) Master Andrews Hulls, keeper of the Kings Privy Seal, A.D, 
1460. Arnold Hulls of London was one of the patentees of the Virginia charter, 1606. 
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142 William Hull. [April, 

Sewall in 1676. John Hull became treasurer and master of the 
Mint in 1G52, and left a large estate. 

William Hull, the subject of our memoir, was born in Derby in 
1753, being the fourth son of Joseph Hull, 3d, and Eliza Clark, who 
traced her descent from Thomas Clarke of Plymouth, said to have 
been the mate of the Mayflower. 

Joseph Hull was a substantial farmer, who sent William to Yale 
College, where he was graduated with the English oration in 17 73. 
He first taught a school, then studied law at Litchfield, and was admit- 
ted to the bar in 1775. In April of that year he was chosen captain 
of the first company raised in Derby, and marched with Colonel 
Webb's regiment to Cambridge, where he took part in the siege of 
Boston, his regiment being one of those which seized and fortified 
Dorchester heights, compelling the British to evacuate Boston. 

The next service for Captain Hall's regiment was the defence of 
New York, for which purpose Washington occupied Brooklyn heights, 
and was attacked by a greatly superior British force and defeated, 
but succeeded in crossing the East river to New York in a fog the 
next morning, with his whole force of 9000 men, and posted himself 
at Fort Washington. To ascertain the object of the enemy was im- 
portant ; this was made known to Col. Knowlton, of the Connecticut 
line, and his officers. Captain Nathan Hale had recently been 
I transferred from Webb's regiment to that of Knowlton. There 

existed a warm friendship between him and Captain Hull, who were 
of the same age and had been classmates at Yale. After his inter- 
view with Col. Knowlton, Captain Hale visited Captain Hull, and 
told him what had passed, and said he thought he owed to his coun- 
try the accomplishment of an object so important, and he knew of no 
other mode of obtaining the information than by assuming a disguise 
and passing into the enemy's camp. Captain Hull tried to dissuade 
him from the undertaking, arguing that it was not in the line of his 
duty ; and that he was of too frank and open a temper to act success- 
fully the part of a spy, or to face its dangers, which would probably 
lead to a disgraceful death. Captain Hale replied that he considered 
no death disgraceful when incurred in the service of his country. 
After considerable discussion, in which Captain Hale's views 
seemed to be unshaken, he took his friend by the hand and said "I 
will reflect, and do nothing but what duty demands." He disap- 
peared from our army, and in a few days an officer came to our 
camp, under a flag of truce, with the information that Captain Hale 
had been arrested within the British lines, condemned as a spy, and 
executed that morning. 

When apprehended, he was taken before Sir William Howe, with 
papers on his person which showed his business, and he at once 
declared his name, his rank, and his object in coming within the 
British lines. Sir William Howe, without the form of a trial, gave 
orders for Captain Hale's execution on the ctext morning. Captain 



1893.] William Hull. 143 

Hale asked for a clergyman to attend him, and lor a Bible, both of 
which requests were refused by the brutal Provost Marshal, who 
was an American tory. "On the morning of the execution," said 
the officer, "my station being near the fatal spot, I requested the 
Provost Marshal to permit the prisoner to sit in my marquee while 
he was making the necessary preparations. Captain Hale entered, 
he bore himself with gentle dignity, in the consciousness of rectitude 
and high intentions. He asked for writing materials, which I fur- 
nished him, he wrote two letters, one to his mother and one to a 
brother officer. He was shortly after suspended to the gallows. 
Few persons were around him, yet his characteristic dying words 
were remembered. He said, "I only regret that I have but one life 
to lose for my country." The Provost Marshal destroyed the let- 
ters of his prisoner, and assigned as a reason "that the rebels should 
not know that they had a man in their army who could die with so 
much firmness." 

Captain Hull's next service was at White Plains. A brigade of 
1500 men, to which Colonel Webb's regiment belonged, under the 
command of Gen. McDougall, was ordered to occupy Chatterton's 
Hill to oppose the advance of the British army under Gen. Howe, 
which it did for two or three hours, and at last retired in good order, 
Webb's regiment being the last to quit the field, for which it re- 
ceived the thanks of Gen. Washington. The brigade lost 250 men 
in killed and wounded, and inflicted an equal loss on the enemy. In 
this engagement Captain Hull was detached by Colonel Brooks his 
commander to oppose a superior force of the enemy which was 
seeking to turn the left flank of the American force. After a sharp 
conflict, in which Captain Hull was wounded, the enemy was driven 
back. 

On the 25th of December, 17^6, Gen. Washington marched with 
5400 men to attack the British post at Trenton, garrisoned by 1500 
Hessians. Webb's regiment was in the right column commanded 
by Gen. Greene. The Lt. Colonel and Major being absent, Cap- 
tain Hull acted as field officer by direction of Colonel Webb. The 
crossing of the Delaware, amid floating ice, was due to the skill of a 
regiment composed chiefly of Marblehead sailors, and the march of 
ten miles through a heavy snow storm resulted in the killing or cap- 
ture of most of the garrison, with the loss of two men killed and two 
frozen to death. For his conduct in this affair Captain Hull was 
promoted by Washington (there being no vacancy in the Connec- 
ticut line) to be a Major in the 8th Massachusetts regiment. About 
the 1st of January, 1777, Major Hull was ordered with a small body 
of troops to impede if possible the advance of Lord Corn-wailis, 
who with greatly superior members was coming to attack Washing- 
ton. Major Hull met the British advance about three miles from 
Trenton, and skirmished with it during the afternoon, so retarding the 
British, forces that Washington was able to retire to a strong poaition 



144 William Hull. [April, 

behind the Asaupink Creek with about 5000 men. Cornwallis with 
double that number was on the other side of the creek, and the two 
armies exchanged cannonades until dark. Cornwallis confidently 
expected to destroy the American army on the morrow and put an 
end to the war. But Washington, leaving his camp fires burning, 
withdrew silently in the night, marched upon Princeton, and de- 
feated the British force there, inflicting a loss of four hundred men, 
killed, wounded and prisoners. 

General Hull left with one of his daughters some manuscript notes 
describing his services during the war of the Revolution, from which 
we make some extracts : 

11 When we left the Highlands, my company consisted of about fifty, rank 
and file, I found that there was not more than one poor blanket to two 
men; many of them had neither shoes nor stockings; and those who had, 
found them nearly worn out. All the clothing was of the same wretched 
description. 

These troops had been about a year in service, and their pay was still 
due them, yet their privations and trials were only equalled by their 
patience. hi a noble spirit of patriotism, they served their country in 
her greatest need, without compensation, and almost without the hope 
of more prosperous days. — In the attacks at Trenton and Princeton we 
were in this destitute situation, and continued to sleep on the frozen ground 
without covering, until the 7th of January when we arrived at Morristown, 
N. J., where we went into winter quarters. The patient endurance of the 
army at this period, is perhaps unexamped in this or any other country." 

When the army was established in winter quarters in January, 
1777, Major Hull was ordered to Boston to recruit the Eighth 
Massachusetts regiment, of which Michael Jackson was colonel and 
John Brooks lieutenant colonel. Colonel Jackson was still disabled 
by wounds, and Col. Brooks had been recruiting that regiment, and 

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had sent several companies to Springfield. Major Hull was ordered 
to that place to take command and attend to their discipline. In 
April he was ordered to march them, three hundred in number, to 
Ticonderoga to reinforce Gen. St. Clair. Here St. Clair was bc- 
seiged by land and water by greatly superior numbers under Gen. 
Burgoyne, and found himself on the Gth of July obliged to evacuate 
the fort and retreat ; pursuit by the British was immediate, and St. 
Clair's rear guard was attacked the next day, and defeated, with 
considerable loss, but St. Clair brought the bulk of his army to Fort 
Edward on the Hudson, where he found the force of Gen. Schuyler. 

A popular clamor immediately arose against St. Clair. Even the 
army which he had saved from destruction joined in the cry. Major 
Hull did everything in his power to convince his brother officers of 
the necessity of the retreat, and wrote a letter to a Connecticut pa- 
per, justifying the measure. xV public inquiry was made, and St. 
Clair was honorably acquitted. 

A\ hen Burgoyne advanced upon Fort Edward, Schuyler retreated 
across the Hudson. Major Hull commanded the rear guard of 



1893.] William Hull. 145 

three hundred men, and was to remain two miles in tlie rear and re- 
tard the approach of the enemy. This he successfully did, and re- 
ceived the thanks of Gen. Schuyler for his conduct. 

Major Hull was next ordered to march with his detachment to 
Albany, and join Gen. Arnold, who was about to go with fifteen 
hundred men to relieve Fort Stanwix, which was besieged by a large 
force under Gen. St. Leger. On Arnold's approach the British 
retreated in haste, leaving their camp equipage and military stores, 
and went to join Gen. Burgoyne. 

It the battles of the nineteenth of September and the seventh of 
October, which led to the surrender of Burgoyne, Major Hull took 
part, although not with his regiment, the Eighth Massachusetts, then 
commanded by Col. John Brooks. In the first battle Major Hull 
commanded a picket guard of two hundred and fifty men in front of 
the camp, and when the action commenced two regiments were sent 
to strengthen the position. Soon after the action began General 
Arnold rode to Major Hull's position, called the officers around him 
and told them that three hundred volunteers, to be commanded by a 
field officer, must immediately reinforce the troops which were en- 
gaged. As no other officer offered his services, Major Hull remarked 
that if he could be excused from his duty of commanding the guard, 
he would be happy to command the detachment. Gen. Arnold 
replied that he would excuse him, and directed the colonels of t\\e 
two regiments to call for three hundred volunteers, and officers to 
command them. In a few minutes the number required was paraded, 
and in four companies was marched by Major Hull to the relief of 
Gen. Poor, who was hotly engaged. The fighting was very obsti- 
nate during the whole afternoon. Towards night Major Hull led a 
bayonet charge, which resulted in the repulse of the enemy and the 
capture of two guns, with some prisoners. Of the three hundred 
volunteers, one half were killed or wounded, which showed the 
severity of the en g a cement. 

We have described this action particularly, because some histor- 
ians have denied. the presence of Gen. Arnold on that day. 

No important operations took place until the seventh of October, 
when Burgoyne undertook to force his way through the American 
lines. On this day Major Hull again commanded the advanced 
guard of two hundred and fifty men. When Burgoyne advanced he 
was furiously attacked by Arnold's three regiments, Morgan's rifle- 
men, and the guard of Major Hull. Burgoyne was driven back to 
his camp hotly pursued, leaving most of his artillery, arms, and some 
provisions. 

As soon as tiie retreat commenced, Major Hull with his guard was 
ordered to assist in removing the prisoners, the wounded, and the 
captured artillery, while Arnold and Morgan pursued the British to 
their camp, which was stormed and the Eighth Massachusetts regi- 
ment, under Col. Brooks, established themselves in the enemy's 

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146 William Hull. ' [April, 

works. Although Major Hull had a separate command on this mo- 
mentous da}-, and acted his part in the battle, yet he remarks, " I 
always regretted that as I was the major and second in command of 
the Eighth Massachusetts regiment, that by the routine of duty I was 
absent from it at the time when it stormed the British intrenchments." 
Major Hull was present at the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga a 
few days after this battle. 

After the close of this campaign, the Eighth Massachusetts regi- 
ment was ordered to Pennsylvania to reinforce Gen. Washington 
at Whitemarsh. The troops were disappointed, feeling that they 
had done enough for the campaign. They had marched from Bos- 
ton to Ticonderoga ; had retreated through a wilderness from that 
place to the Hudson ; had marched to the relief of Fort Stanwix on 
the Mohawk ; had returned, and been engaged in all the battles 
with General Burgoyne. They wished to go into winter quarters. 
But with cheerful submission to orders, they marched to afford aid 
to their countrymen.. A few days after the junction of the two 
armies, Gen. Howe came from Philadelphia with his principal force, 
with the evident intention of bringing on a general engagement. 
But he was unable to force Washington from his strong position, 
and after some skirmishing he returned to Philadelphia, and on the 
twelfth of December the American army went into winter quarters 
at Valley Forge, about twenty miles from Philadelphia. The camp 
was bounded on one side by the Schuylkill, on the other by wooded 
hills ; the camp was entrenched, and a bridge built across the river, 
and the soldiers built log cabins for shelter. Major Hull writes that 
Col. Brooks and himself occupied a hut together ; it had but one 
room, but their shelves contained a few books and a row of cheeses, 
sent from Derby to him by his mother ; a luxury of which the 
camp could rarely boast, and with which visitors were regaled. 
Famine, and its natural consequence, mutiny, were threatening the 
army with dissolution. During the whole winter provisions were 
scarce, sometimes no meat for a week. The small-pox broke out in 
the camp, and one quarter of the well men were unfit for duty, be- 
ing naked and bare-foot. Flad Howe been an energetic commander 
he might have captured or destroyed the American army at this 
time, but fortunately he preferred to take his ease in Philadelphia. 

Soon after the army was quartered at Valley Forge, Baron Steu- 
ben, a veteran soldier of the Prussian army, was made a major gen- 
eral, and the inspector general of Washington's army. The Baron 
introduced the military tactics of the Great Frederick, as for as they 
would apply to the American service. They were simple and uni- 
form. He considered no part of the manual exercise essential, ex- 
cept to handle the firelock in such a manner as to have entire control 
of it — to load, take aim, and fire as fast as possible. He likewise 
taught one uniform mode of forming columns, and drawing up in a 
■ line in any necessary direction the situation of the enemy rendered 



1893.] William Hull. 147 

expedient. The advantages of this system soon became apparent; 
under these simple and beautiful exercises, the army moved like a 
great machine whose various parts unite to form a perfect whole. 
Major Hull, with other Held officers, was appointed to assist the 
Baron in these duties. 

May 19, 1778, the Marquis Lafayette was sent with a force of 
two thousand five hundred men to observe the enemy and cut off 
his communications, but being attacked by a superior force was 
obliged to retreat, closely followed by the British. A detachment 
was sent by Washington to reinforce the Marquis, including the 
Eighth Massachusetts regiment under Major Hull. Sorne skirmish- 
ing took place, but the British retired to Philadelphia. 

In the battle near Monmouth Court House, N. J., on an intensely 
hot day in June, 1778, Major Hull was in command of the 8th 
Massachusetts regiment, Col. Brooks being detailed for other duty. 
The discipline introduced by Baron Steuben here bore fruit, and it 
would probably have been a victory for the Americans but for the 
misconduct of Gen. Lee, who made an unnecessary retreat early in 
the day. He was sent to the rear by Gen. Washington, who rallied 
the troops and drove back the enemy. The forces were nearly 
equal and the fight was obstinate, both sides claiming the victory, 
but the British departed silently in the night. Major Hull went 
over the field the next morning, and found a large number of dead 
bodies without any wounds, who probably died from the heat of the 
weather. He buried four officers and two hundred and forty-five 
privates of the enemy ; and more must have been killed, for there 
were a number of newly made graves. In his indignation at the 
retreat of Lee, Washington lost his usual command of temper, and 
Major Hull, who was present, used to describe the anger of the chief 
as so terrific that Lee, who was a bold and arrogant man, was com- 
pletely cowed by it. 

In the autumn of 1779, Lt. Col. Brooks being absent on leave. 
Major Hull was left in command of the regiment, which in November 
he was ordered to march to White Plains and take the station 
on the lines near Kingsbridge. Here Major Hull remained during 
the winter, eighteen miles in advance of the American army. Being 
in the face of the whole British army, without fortifications, their 
safety depended on unceasing vigilance, and although many attempts 
were made to destroy the detachment, they were invariably defeated. 
The region was that described in Cooper's romance, r The Spy," 
lying between the North and East rivers in the neighborhood of 
Dobbs Ferry, and was ravaged alternately by " skinners ' f and 
"cowboys," whose depredations Major Hull was sent to prevent. 
In May, Major Hull was ordered to West Point, where he built a 
fort on a hill which commanded the other works at that place. 

In July he was ordered to unite his corps to Gen. Wayne's forces 
for the attack on Stony Point, which took place on the night of the 



148 William Hull [April, 

15th of July. In this assault .Major Hull commanded about four 
hundred men in the column led by Wayne himself. The works were 
taken with the bayonet, and the garrison ot' six hundred men were 
killed or made prisoners. For his conduct on this occasion Major 
Hull was made a Lt. Colonel. He had two narrow escapes, one 
bullet piercing his hat, another his boot. 

During the campaign of 1780, Lt. Col. Hull was employed on 
the discipline of the division commanded by Gen. Howe, ot which 
he was appointed Deputy Inspector under Baron Steuben. About 
this time Lt. Col. Hull was honored by Gen. Washington by an in- 
vitation to enter his military family as one of his aids. On con- 
sultation with Baron Steuben, however, he was convinced by the 
Baron that he could be more useful as Assistant Inspector, than in 
any position, he having become familiar with the course of instruction 
in discipline then going on so successfully. The Baron undertook 
to explain to the Chief, Hull's reasons lor declining so honorable an 
appointment. Lt. Col. Hull not only declined the appointment on 
these grounds, but he ventured to recommend his friend Col. Hum- 
phreys for the position, and successfully, for Humphreys was ap- 
pointed, and retained until the end of the war. 

In the fall of 17^0 Lt. Col. Hull was again sent with a force of 
four hundred men to the lines on the Croton river to protect that 
region, where civil law was yet silent. 

The condition of the army was distressing. The continental bills 
of credit, with which the army was paid, had so depreciated as to be 
almost worthless, and a month's pay would hardly buy a breakfast.* 
Great discontent naturally prevailed among the troops, and the 
British commander sent his secret emissaries to induce them to 
desert. But a contrary effect was produced among those patriotic 
Americans, for they siezed the spies and delivered them up for 
punishment. Washington was anxious to employ these disaffected 
troops, and Lt. Col. Hull suggested that an attack might be suc- 
cessfully made upon the British post at Morrisania, garrisoned by 
four to five hundred men under Colonel De Lancey. This post 
being four miles in the rear of a large part of the British army, no 
enterprise against it had ever succeeded ; but to break it up was an 
object of importance, it being held by a partizan corps which was 
constantly committing depredations on the people between the two 
armies. General Washington expressed doubts as to the success of 
the enterprise, but considering the advantages to be gained, he gave 
Lt. Col. Hull permission to undertake it wit): a force of six hundred 
men, while Gen. Howe should march against a body of mutineers 
in New Jersey. Both expeditions were successful. 

Lt. Col. Hull started at sunrise of the 22d of January, expecting 

* Copy of a receipt formcl amons Gen. Huli'-j papers : M Boston, March 16, 1781. Re- 
ceived of Lt. C«ji. Win. Hull Eleven thousand two hundred arid lifiy. dollars for a chaise 
and harness. Jonathan Fowie." 



1893.] William Hull. 149 

to arrive at Morrisania, distant thirty miles, before daylight the next 
morning-, but owing to bad roads and swollen streams the place was 
not readied till after daybreak. A sharp contest ensued for fifteen 
minutes, when the loyalists broke and scattered. Fifty-two prison- 
ers were taken, with sixty horses and a number of cattle. The 
barracks were burned, with a great quantity of forage, and a retreat 
was commenced. But the British posts were thoroughly alarmed 
| all along the lines, and a large force was sent out from forts Wash- 

ington and Independence to intercept Col. Hull's detachment, which 
was then four miles in the rear of the British army, had marched 
thirty miles, and had not slept for 24 hours. They had yet eight 
or ten miles to march under fire before they could reach the cover- 
ing party under Gen. Parsons, and their situation was critical. 

The attacks on the Hanks and rear became so severe that Col. 
Hull selected about two hundred of his best men for a rear guard, 
of which he himself look command, while he sent forward Major 
Maxwell, his second in command, with the main body and the pri- 
soners, horses and cattle, hi this way the wearied troops fought 
their way against constantly increasing enemies, until they reached 
the troops under Gen. Parsons, about 1500 strong, when the enemy 
retired. The situation, however, was still so dangerous that Gen. 
Parsons continued his march till midnight, under a heavy storm of 
,snow and rain, to the border of Connecticut. For his conduct in 
this atfair, Lt. Col. Hull and his troops received the thanks of Gen. 
Washington in general orders, and Col. Hull also received the 
thanks of Congress. Col. Hull having now served six years, ob- 
tained leave of absence, his troops being now in winter quarters. 
In February, 1781, he was permitted to pass the rest of the winter 
in Boston, and was married to the daughter of the Hon. Abraham 
Fuller of Newton. 

In July, 1781, the French army, under the Count de Rochain- 
beau, arrived in the western part of Connecticut, on its way to join 
Washington at Peekskill, and Col. Hull was sent by the Commander- 
in-chief to the Count at Bedford to arrange for a joint attack on the 
British in New York. A demonstration was made by Gen. Lincoln 
on the one side, and the Duke de Lauzun, with a body of French 
troops, on the other : Col. Hull acting as aid to the Duke by request 
of the Count de Eochambeau. It was unsuccessful, and the theatre 
of the war was changed from the North to the South, by the deter- 
mination of the Count de Grasse to sail for the Chesapeake instead 
of Sandy Hook. Gen. Washington, with the main army, went 
south, and Gen. Heath was left in the Highlands with twenty regi- 
ments, to one of which Col. Hull was attached, and was appointed 
Adjutant and Inspector General of the Army in the Highlands, and 
these duties he performed until the summer of 1783, when the 
return of Washington from the capture of Cornwallis and the 
cessation of hostilities took place. He was then ordered to West 



150 William Hull. [April, 

Chester, in command of a regiment of light infantry, to protect the 
people oi' that region from the refugees and tories, and here he 
remained until the evacuation of New York by Sir Guy Carleton, 
Nov. 25th, when by orders of Gen. Washington he took possession 
with his regiment of the forts about New York, and afterwards 
commanded the corps of light infantry which escorted Washington 
into the city. When the corps was paraded the General rode up 
to their front and expressed his satisfaction at the excellent appear- 
ance and high state of discipline of the troops appointed to attend 
him at the last interesting moments of his military command. " l'o 
render this service,'' writes Colonel Hull, "to their beloved com- 
mander, to hear his approving words ; to gather, for the last time, 
around his beloved person, was a full reward for our long severe 
toil." 

Before Washington retired from command, he was authorized by 
Congress to disband the army, excepting one regiment, and a corps 
of artillery. Gen. Heath was appointed to command the regiment, 
with Lieut. Col. Hull as second officer. 

Previous to disbanding the army, the Society of the Cincinnati 
was formed by the officers, with Gen. Washington as President. 
Col. Hull was one of its founders. 

A year had passed since the peace, and the frontier posts of 
Niagara, Detroit, Macinac, etc., were still held by the British in 
violation of the treaty. Col. Hull was ordered to go to Quebec and 
make a formal demand for the surrender of these posts. He was 
politely received by Haldimand, the Governor General, who, how- 
ever, declined to accede to the demand, having had no instructions 
to that effect. Nor were these posts surrendered until after Jay's 
treaty in 1794. 

Col. Hull's regiment being* disbanded in 1786, he retired from 
the army, and commenced the practice of the law in Xewton, Massa- 
chusetts. He lived for some years in a house at Angier's Corner, 
since occupied by the Coffin family, and afterwards he built a large 
brick house in that village, which now forms part of the Xonantum 
House. A family of one son and seven daughters grew up around 
him ; the latter being married to husbands in various parts of the 
country, from Georgia to Maine. 

Col. Hull belonged to the Republican or Jeffersonian party, 
opposed to which was the Hamiltonians or Federalists. But he was 
no partizan : knowing nothing of the doctrine that " to the victor be- 
long the spoils," he gave his influence and authority wherever he 
found merit and talent to deserve them. His friends were as 
numerous among the Federalists as among the Republicans ; hence 
he was never a great favorite with Jefferson or Madison, who pre- 
ferred absolute partizans like Dearborn and Eustis. 

When the disaffection of the people in Massachusetts resulted in 
what is called "Shays' Rebellion," and Governor iiowdoin called 



1893.] William Hull. 151 

out a force of 4,000 men to suppress it, Gen. Lincoln was placed 
in command, with Colonels liufus Putnam and William Hull com- 
manding the right and left wings of the army. By a forced march 
through a violent snow storm by night, Gen. Lincoln surprised the 
insurgents in their camp at Pelham, and dispersed them, taking one 
hundred prisoners, but with no loss of life. Fourteen of the leaders 
were convicted of high treason, but afterwards pardoned by the 
Governor. 

The poverty and distress following the war produced main- 
schemes for relief, among them a demand for more money ; and there 
being no silver mines in operation, the call was for a large emission 
of paper. The farmers of Newton, where Col. Hull lived, were in- 
duced to elect to the Legislature one of these paper money schemers, 
but the wiser people of the town secured a vote instructing the 
delegate, and Col. Hull was appointed to draw up the instructions. 
They show that his views of finance were sound; viz. "Long ex- 
perience has established the truth of this position, that money can- 
not long, in any place, be too plenty or too scarce, but in commercial 
countries must bear the same proportion to the property at marker.. 
To such relief in paper money would be political empiricism, founded 
in fraud, which would involve individuals in ruin, and eventually 
beggar our country. A paper bill can be of no value, but as it 
represents specie, — gold and silver being general in their credit, — 
would only forsake us." All of which is as true in 1892 as it was 
in 1792. The instructions closed by directing the delegate ' r to use 
Lis endeavors that a sacred regard should be had for public faith, 
and the right of both debtor and creditor ; and that agriculture and 
manufacturing be encouraged." It is creditable to the good sense 
of the people of Newton that they were willing to reverse their policy 
and accept their instructions by a large majority. 

^\ 'hen the officers and soldiers of Massachusetts in 1792 petitioned 
Congress for their arrears of pay, Col. Hull went to Philadelphia to 
explain and enforce the petition ; but it was neglected by Congress. 

In January, 1793, Col. Hull was sent to Quebec as a Commis- 
sioner to arrange a treaty with the North-western Indians, through 
the Canadian Government, but the British policy was always to keep 
the Indians in a state of hostility to the United States, and Col. 
Hull could get nothing but fair words. Wayne's complete victory, 
however, about this time broke the power of the Indians, and they 
were glad to make peace. 

About the year 1787 Col. Hull received into his family his nephew 
Isaac Hull, son of his brother Joseph, then a boy of twelve years 
old. He sent him to school and wished to send him to College, but 
the inclination of the boy for a sailor's life was so strong, that a 
place was found for him as cabin boy. on board a ship commanded 
by a friend of his uncle. Isaac worked his way up to the command 
of a ship at the age of 21, and in 1798 he entered the navy as a 



152 William Hull. [April, 



lieutenant. His great nautical abilities brought rapid promotion, 
and at the opening of the war of 1812 he astonished the world by 
the capture, in the frigate "Constitution," of the British frigate 
M Guerriere," — this beginning a course of naval victories, which 
raised the United States to the rank of a formidable naval power. 

The winter of 1798 was spent by Col. Hull in London, and the 
spring in Paris. There he visited the Legislative Assembly, and 
witnessed some of the scenes of the first Revolution. 

Soon after his return, Col. Hull was appointed Judge of the Court 
of Common Pleas for Middlesex County. He was elected to the 
Legislature, and afterwards to the State Senate for many years, and 
was a member of the Council. He was a commander of the Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, and Grand Master of 
a Masonic Lodge. In 1798 he was elected Major General of the 
Third Division of the Massachusetts Militia, which office he held 
until his resignation in 1805. Under his care the Division became 
one of the best appointed and disciplined military bodies in the State. 
These honors conferred by Federalist constituency, while William 
Hull was a JefTersonian republican, showed personal popularity and 
the esteem of his fellow citizens. 

In October, 1798, Gen. Hull, then in command of the 3d Division, 
wrote for himself, his officers and men, an address to President 
John Adams, at his residence in Quincy, offering their services to 
the Government, if necessary; and the President replied with com- 
pliments on the patriotism, fine appearance and discipline of the 
Division. 

A descendant of John Adams, in a recent history of the adminis- 
tration of James Madison, commenting on the appointment of 
general officers in the War of 1812, asserts that William Hull 
never commanded a regiment in the face of the enemy, and hazards 
the opinion that if those officers had been appointed by the States, 
Andrew Jackson would have taken the place of James Wilkinson, 
and William Hull would not have received an appointment from 
Massachusetts. The first statement is shown by the record to be 
incorrect ; William Hull having commanded the 8th Massachusetts 
Regiment as a rear guard in Schuyler's retreat before Gen. Burgoyne, 
in the battle of Monmouth, on the lines near New York in the 
winter of 1779, and with other troops at the capture of Stony Point ; 
besides many other important detached commands. 

Concerning that writer's opinion as to what Massachusetts would 
have done in appointing a general, the record shows that William Hull 
was elected to the same offices, civil and military, to which Tennessee 
elected Andrew Jackson; and by that writer's own reasoning, 
Massachusetts might have appointed William Hull a Brigadier 
General, as Madison did. 

In 3805 William Hull was appointed by Jefferson Governor of 
Michigan Territory, then containing less than 5,000 white iahabi- 



1893.] Edward Johnson. 153 

tants, mostly Canadians, living along the lake. The rest of the 
territory was occupied by various tribes of Indians, mostly in British 
pay, and hostile to the United States. The efforts of Governor 
Hull were to civilize these people, to gradually extinguish their land 
titles, and to convert them into citizens. When he removed with 
his family to Detroit, his route was by way of the Mohawk river 
and Oswego, up Lake Ontario in a boat to Buffalo, and thence to 
Detroit in a schooner which made occasional trips between those 
villages. Being in Buffalo in 1806, he writes to his friends in 
Boston that he shall travel from Buffalo to Boston with his own 
horses, and expects to do it in three weeks time. Such was the 
State of New York at that time. Shortly before the arrival of 
Governor Hull at Detroit, that village had been nearly destroyed 
by fire, and was rebuilt and reconstructed under his direction. He 
built a large brick house for himself at the corner of Griswold and 
Atwater Streets in 180(5. In 1840 it was used as a hotel, and called 
"The Mansion House." William Hull was the first Governor of 
the territory, and it became his duty to organize it. in the face of 
many difficulties and opposing interests among the different races of 
people who inhabited the territory. 

He appears to have been generally popular there, and was reap- 
pointed by Mr. Jefferson, showing that at least his proceedings 
were approved at Washington. 

[To be continued.] 



EDWARD JOHNSON. 

By Charles Edward Banks, M.D., of Portland, Maine. 

This prominent pioneer dated his emigration to this country 
almost back to the landing of the Pilgrims. He was one of the 
colonists brought out in the spring of 1622, by Thomas Weston the 
London merchant, who settled at Wessagusset, and from that time, 
through a period of over half a century, he occupied a prominent part 
in the political affairs of Maine. In the Weston colony a " parlea- 
ment " was held to consider the case of a man who had stolen corn 
from the Indians, and "Edward Iohnson was a spetiall Judge of tins 
business" [Morton, New English Canaan, 109]. According to 
Butler the man suffered a vicarious punishment on account of his 
great age and usefulness, and was hung as described in "Hudibras" 
[Canto ii.,. 409-430] ; although other contemporaneous writers 
assert that the real thief was executed. [Pratt, Relation, 4 Mass. 
Hist. Coll. IV., 491; Young, Chronicle of the Pilgrims, 332; 
Bradford, Plymouth Plantation, 130]. At another time it would 
appear that he saved the unfortunate colony from massacre, and the 
story of his action is thus related : " The treacherous Indians who 
vol. xlvii. 14 



154 Edward Johnson. [April, 

had been wont to trade with the English, had plotted to cut them 
all off designing the way they would take to do it : when a few 
should come first to draw them together to truck, and then the rest 
should suddenly surround them armed and fall upon them and kill 
them : only God seasonably discovering of it, by theyr dying Saga- 
more to Mr. Johnson (now living at York, eastward and the [rela- 
tion] of it to myself) who had bestowed sundry good things upon 
that sick Saggamore (which lived up further to [wards] Plimouth 
Patent." [Corbett, (MS'S.) Narrative of New England Deliver- 
ances, in Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society, vid. 
Register, vii. 209.] It is not known what became of him after the 
dissolution of the plantation at Wessagusset, but it is probable that 
he joined the Morton revellers at Merry Mount, and finally drifted 
to the eastward about the settlements near the mouth o^ the Pisca- 
taqua. In 1636 he purchased of Thomas Bradbury, agent of Sir 
Ferdinando Gorges, 500 acres of land at Braveboat Harbor, York, 
and settled there, where he ever after lived. In 1640, he was nomi- 
nated by Gorges to be one of the eight "Aldermen" of Agamenticus 
under the first charter, and in 1644-5 when the Mayor of Gorgeana, 
Roger Garde, tried Mistress Cornish in his municipal court, upon a 
charge of homicide, the prisoner accused Johnson of adultery with 
her. If we may believe a chronicler who was always ready to jour- 
nalize all the bad things he heard about the Maine people, we must 
believe that he "openly confessed it at the time of her execution." 
[Winthrop Journal, ii. 257.] He submitted with the rest of his 
townsmen in 1652 to the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, and received 
from her hand in 1655 the appointment of Councillor. He peti- 
tioned Cromwell in 1656 for a continuation of the Massachusetts 
regime. The Royal Commissioners appointed him a Justice of 
Maine in 1655, which office he held till July, 1668, when the gov- 
ernment of Maine was once more overturned by Massachusetts. He 
petitioned the King in 1668, and again in 1680, praying for a 
termination of the encroachments of Massachusetts. He died at 
York not long after 1682, having been born in 1503 (York Deeds, 
iii. 116). In his long residence in New England during the early 
years of its past settlement, he had survived five forms of govern- 
ment, and retained the respect of his fellow citizens during all those 
vicissitudes. A contemporary has written of him that he was " an 
honest man and always for kingly Government" [Mass. Archives, 
iii. 300]. He had a son Benjamin (York Deeds, ii. 88) and a 
daughter, Deborah, who married John Harmon of York (Ibid. iii. 
83). 1 presume that Priseilla Johnson, living in York in 1717, aged 
80 years (ibid. viii. 261) was his daughter, and William of York, 
granted land in 1661, who had wife Hannah in 1669 (ibid. iii. 12), 
may be his son. I am not able to trace descendants in York, though 
a family of that name resided there after his death. His wife Pris- 
eilla was born in 1617, and was living in 1682 (ibid. iii. 116). 



1893. ] Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others. 15 



LETTERS OF COL. THOMAS WESTBROOK 
AND OTHERS, 

RELATIVE TO INDIAN AFFAIRS IN MAINE. 

Communicated by William Blake Trass, A.M., of Dorchester, Mass. 
[Continued from page 38.] 

You are directed to embrace the first favourable Season of Wind & 
Weajth 1 & Proceed East with the. Cojnp a of Voluntiers under your Command 
in the Sloop Merry Meeting, in Quest of the Enemy Indians, especially a 
Party of the Penobscot Indians who now invest the Eastern Coast, in a 
Scooner by them taken from the English,. You must put into Falm in 
Casco Kay & acquaint Coll Wes.tbrook with your Design & shew him y" 
Instructions, And there get what Intelligence you can of the said Indians. 

And without Making any Delay at Falm Proceed East, according to 
?your Intelligence, Keeping near the Shoar & Sounding for Fish, Concealing 
your Men & Appearing in all Respects in such a Manner as may most 
probably decoy the Enemy. And Putting into the most likely Places to 
meet with the Indians or gain any Advice of them. And upon Meeting 
with them, Attack them with your best Courage, & Conduct, & do your ut- 
most to take, Kill & destroy them. 

You must proceed East no further than Passamaquody & Return in 
thirty days after, from Casco, Unless you have a very fair Prospect of 
Meeting the Enemy, And in such Case you may extend your Cruise further 
both as to Time and Place. Send Coll. Dowcett, L { Gov 1- of Nova Scotia 
an Ace 4 of your Design & Proceedings with a Copy of y rr Instructions, If 
you meet with any Conveyance. 

Let me have xldvice from you as often as you have Opportunity. 

Endorsed: Instructions to Cp* Saunders, June 1725. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 198, 199. 



S r 

I have the Letters you lately wrote Me, & shall be Glad to hear 
of Your Success. Upon your Return you may Come to Boston to make up 
your Roll, which I understand labours upon a Complaint given into the 
house by or on behalf of Two of your Men, sign'd by them, pretending that 
You have detain'd their Wages from them & Rec d the Wages of one of them 
without his Order, which he says he gave only to Cap 1 No well. I doubt 
not of your Justifying your self against these Charges & am Your Humble 
Serv 4 . W. D[ummer.] 

4 th June 1725. 

The Names of the Men are Jos: Crosbv & Hugh Holman. 
[To] Coi° Harmon. 
Mass. Arch. 52: 200. 



15(3 Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others. [April, 

Boston 4 th June 1725. 

I have Rec d many of Yours, lately. & perceive lour great In- 
dustry to obtain an opportunity of doing Some Service against the Enemy, 
& the Reinforcem* of Indians being as I hope ere this Arriv'd You. I 
doubt not, of Your Employing them in some Notable Enterprise. This 
Covers Doct r Bacon's Couimiss 11 under Cap* Bourn oc also Jerein h House to 
be Lieut of the other Company of Indians, for They mu>t be divided into 
Two Companys. Howes 8 Commission has a blank for the Name of the 
Captain, who must be some Able, Active Man. I hope Cap 1 Bourn will be 
with You in a short time with More Indians & by Cape Frauklyn you shall 
have 10 Good Whale Boats. For the present you will send other Indians 
out in a body or otherwise Employ them as You shall upon the Be^t 
Intelligence find most proper for The Service. Two fellows of Col'' Har- 
niaiis Company have put in a petition to the Gen 1 Court to have him sent 
for to Answer to their Complaints of Detaining their Wages from them. 
And the House have, it seems, thought it worth while to Address Me that 
lie may be sent fur accordingly, And tho' I clout think proper to send for 
him Yet I would have You to tell him he may have Liberty to Come to 
Town to make up his Muster Roll which for the present is Demur'd, as I. 
am Inform'd. M r Grant moves me for a Reinforceni* of Two Men at the 
Garrison house of James Grey. Let him have them, if it be Necessary & 
you can spare them. Tell Capt Moulton that I expect if you have a pros- 
pect of any Eminent service that he be Ready to March when You shall 
Direct him. If it be Consistent with the present occasion of service let 
Capt Oliver Come to make up his Muster Roil. 
I am Y r Humble Serv* 

W. D[ummer], 

P.S. — If it be necessary for You to come to the Court after You have 
Dispos'd of the Troops in the best Manner You Can, You may do it. After 
the present Exigency the Indians must be Employed according to my 
former Orders. 

Deliver the Enclosed to Col Harmon. 
[Letter to] Col Tho s Westbroolk. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 201, 202. 



S r 

In pursuent to an order Rec d from Your IIon r bearing Date the 
18 th Currant, to Enlist thirty able bodied Indians for his maj. sarvis In the 
Estern fronteres : on Satterday morning I sett out from boston & since 
have notifiVl all the Indians in Little compton & the south part of Tiverton 
to meet me this Day. by twelve of the Clock, att the place appointed, which 
thay Did, Tho not all. for some 111 minded person had told them that there 
was to be a press. Notwithstanding, about forty men appered, and after 
I had treetted with them by Argument and Drink soficient, thay Came 
to this Result, that if your Hon r see Cause To Comrnistionate an officer to 
Comand them as thay should Lick, then thay ware Redy & willing to sarve 
your Ilon r & there Country, otherwise thay should not List, and the person 
thay all Pitch'd upon for there Cap' is Cap* John Paimor, of Little Comp- 
ton, who hath bin seaurall tims out in the sarvis with them: & if he be In- 
enraged by your IIon r to goe, there is Noe Dout but that he may havp a full 
Company of Indians & English under officers. So not being able to proseed 
any farther have sent the barrar hereof to your Hon r to Know your further 
will & pleasuor in the premises. 



1893.] Letters of Col, Thomas Westbrook and others. 157 

I subscribe s r your Hon" most Humble & obedient saruant, To Coniand. 

Little Compton June y e 21' : 1725. Tho' Church. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 203. 

Endorsed: — To the IIou r able W m Dummer Esq r LeP Govenor & Com- 
mander In Chief In & over his rnaj 1 ' Province of the massathusetts Bay In 
new En[gjland: att Boston. 

p r sent p r m r John Coe. 

June 21, 1725. 

Sir, 

Upon Advice of the Motions of the Enemy I have Ordered two 
Troops from Ipswich & Newbury for Securing the County of York, to have 
their Head Quarters at Berwick & Wells, And on raising four Companies 
of Yoluntiers, whom I intend to send across the Countrey from Dunstable 
to Berwick (which will be a great Defence to your Province) & to be em- 
ployed for the Annoyance of the Enemy according as they shall have In- 
telligence of their Motions after their Arrival in the County of York. I 
have, likewise, sent into the County of Bristol for thirty Indians, And ex- 
pect all the Companies will be ready for march in a few Days. I have 
likewise Order'd a Company of Yoluntiers to be raised in the County of 
York for this Service. And I hope you will Levy 100 Men, at least, in 
your Governm 4 upon this critical Juncture. 
[To] L* Gov r Wentworth. 
Mass. Arch. 52: 201. 



Instructions to the Commanders of the two Troops to be drawn out of 
the County of Essex, & sent for the Defence of the Towns in the County of 
York. They must march directly to the Towns of Wells & Berwick, one 
of them must be posted at Berwick & the other at Wells, as their Head 
Quarters. 

They must generally be employ'd in passing through the Woods, from 
the Heads of the said two Towns, unless more important business call y m 
off, & carefully look out for the Track: of the Enemy & pursue them in all 
Places that are practicable, till they come up with them. 

Lpon Intelligence of the Enemy Assaulting any of the Places in the said 
County, Whether the Eastern or Western Towns, They must immediately 
Repair to the said Towns for their Defence & the Annoyance of the 
Enemy. And in all Things they must act with the greatest Conduct & 
\ igour for the Safeguard of the Inhabitants & Destruction of the Enemy, 

The troopers must be assured, for their Encouragement, That the 
Governor will allow them 100 lb. for each Scalp, besides their Wages, fur 
such Indians as they shall kill in their Marchings & Scon tings. The said 
Commanders of the Troops must, from Time to Time, follow such Orders 
as y y shall receive from Co 11 T. W. Commander of the Eastern Forces.* 

I supose you intend these instructions for Coll Westbrook. There must 
bo instruction to each Cap* besides, agreable hereto, begining w th an in- 
struction to march, forthwith, to those^Towns. W. D. 

Boston June 21, 1721 [1725?] 

To Col 08 JN T oyes & Appleton. 

Mass. Arch. 52 : 204. 

* The preceding paragraphs appear to be in the hand writing of Secretary Willard ; what 
follows was written by Gov. Dummer. 
VOL. XL VII. 14* 



158 Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others, [April, 

May it Please your IIon r 

In my last, of the 17 th Ins*, I inform'd that Cap* Bourn and Cap 1 
Franklyn were not come, whom your Hon 1 inform'd me in yours of tho 
4 th Curr* would be with me in a few days. We have not more than Six. 
days Provision left; if Franklyn do not arrive in a few days I shall not be 
able to keep the Scouts out. 

Jo : Nebon asserts, that the Penobscot Tribe have planted a great Quan- 
tity of Corn at their old Town & at their new, but Saccaristis will not own 
they have planted any below their new Town. Saccaristis affirms, that 
y e Indians fitted out two of the Scooners y* they took last Summer & went 
a fishing & getting Soils oil' at Grand Menan and the mouth of S* Johns 
Piver, sometime in the latter end of May last. I am someth g surpriz'd the 
Indians are so still at this Juncture. 

I omitted to inform your Hon 1 of Cap* Moultons return on the 15 th of 
this Ins 1 from Pigwocket; he made little or no Discovery of the Enemy, 
saving where Cap 1 Lovewell had his light. There he found the place where 
tho. ; e Bodies of twelve of our men and four of the Enemys were buried. 
As they went up by the side of Osaby River they found a dead body and 
judge it to be Cap* Lovewell's Lieu*. I wou'd have sent Cap* Slocum with 
the Hostages before this bad there been any Winds, tho' loch to part with 
the sloop till another Sloop arriv'd, it being of absolute necessity to have 
one constantly here, we having frequent Occasion to remove Provision from 
place to place, according to our marches. If your Hon r shou'd think fit, 
I believe it wou'd be best that all the Officers return to their Posts as soon 
as their Affairs will admitt of it. so that we may be in the best posture we 
can in all our Frontiers to receive the Enemy, in case they shou'd make 
their Attempts on us. 

I am Your Hon" most Dutifull Serv* 

Falmouth 22 d June 1725. Tho 8 Westbrook. 

Mass. Arch. 52 : 205. 



May it please your Hon 1- 

I wrote the Encios'd about ten a Clock in the forenoon, Cap* 
Franklin arriv'd here about eight a Clock in the evening, by whom I rece'd 
your Hon" orders. Dated the 10 th Curr c which I shall strictly observe. I 
have this morning landed the stores, and now wait for a fair wind to send 
Cap Penhallow with twenty men on board the Sloop to proceed to Arrow- 
sick & S* Georges, to see wether the Indians have not attackt those garri- 
sons, in as much as I cannot learn any thing of them up this way. 

I had forgot to inform in the encios'd, that Sacaristy says, that there was 
sixty Indians at Blackpoint when they burnt the houses and kill'd the 
Cattle there, on the 20 th of last April, and that it w T as the same Indians that 
fought Cap* Lovewell at Ossiby, which well agrees with Lovells fight, that 
being the 7 th of May following. 

I am your Hon" most dutifull Humb 1 servant 

Falm June 23 d 1725. Tno s Westbrook. 

P. S. I would fain wait till Cap* Bourn comes down, that I may settle 
the Indian Comp y8 so that they may be easy. T. W. 

Mass. Arch. 52. 206. 



1893.] Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others. 15 ( J 

Ipsw c June 23 a , 1725. 

May it Pleas yo IIon r 

You r Hon 1 " 3 Order came to my hand on Tuesday: y e 22 th , the 
23 th they March* Cap 1 Joseph Gold 3 Comand r w tb a full Troop to the 
Estward according to yo r Hon TS order. 

The Troops in y e Regiments, of Late, do not consist more then 40 Men, 
besides theire Officers. Considering the difficulty & danger of theire March- 
ing in the Estward parts, I have taken out of Ipswich & Rowley Troop to 
make him a full Troop, to y e numt) of six ty Men; they are all likely Men, 
& all well fitted, & goe out W th good Courage. If I have trausgress'd, I 
pray that yo r Hon r would signify it to me. I had no ord" to subsist the 
men, I ordered every Man to take o or <1 days provition to carry them to 
Wells : & I Assured them it would be allow'd as heretofore. 
I am yo r lion" Most Humble serv c 

Mass. Arch. 52 : 207. John Appletox. 



Falm June 24 th 1725. 
May it please your Hon r 

Some hours after I had seal'd my last, the wind came fair for 
Cap tn Penhallow to go East, which he Embract, and the Sloop had not 
been out of sight more than an hour before I ree'd a verbal ace 1 from L* 
Dominicus Jordan (who was out with his Scout) that the Indians had kiil'd 
a man at Spurwink garrison, and that he heard the Guns, and was on y e 
spott in less then two hours. I cannot give a further Ace 1 at present. 
Cap 1 Kenady will be able to inform your IIon r the posture wee are in at 
this time. If your Hon 1- should think fitt, I will give Lieu" Jordan the 
Command of the second Company of Indians. 

I am your Hon rs most dutifull Humb 1 servant, 
Mass. Arch. 52. 207. Tho 3 Westbrook. 



[Letter to Col Johnson Harmon — raising men.] 

If you Can Inlist men to make up your Comp y It will bee very 
acceptable to Me, w ch I Choose rather than Impressing, & do hereby give 
you direction for what able Men you Can gett for that Purpose who are 
not of the County of Yorke. 

To Coil Johnson Harman. [Initials not distinct] 

P>oston 25 th June 1725. 

Mass. Arch. 52. 206. 



May it Please your Hon 1 

I ree'd your Hon" orders of the 19 th and of the 21 st on the 6 th of 
this Ins 1 air nine or ten a Clock at night. I immediately dispatcht repeated 
orders to all our fronteirs in the County of York to be strict on their 
gaurds. and orders to Cap' Moulton to assist the Cap u of the Troops with 
experienct and faithfull Pilots. I constantly keep out Scouts some distance 
from the Towns, endeavouring to make discovery. I wrote some Letters 
p' Capt" Kenady which will not be long before they come to your Hon™ 
hands. I diligently searcht to find out w ch way y 4 Scout came y { kiil'd 
y e man at Spurwink, but cannot find out unless they came by water. 
I am vour Hon" moat Dutiful Humb 1 servant 

Falm June 20 th 1725. Tno a Westbrook. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 211. 



(GO Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrooh and others, [April, 

Sir, 

I am inform'd that the Indians lately enlisted under Cpt e Bourne, 
especially those that Came last to you p' Saunders, have complained of 
great Injustice done them by Defrauding them of a Part of the Money 
allowed them by the Governm' for their Enlisting, which was 20/. a Man. 
I would therefore have you take the first Opportunity, To enquire of the 
Indians if they can charge any of the Officers concern'd in Detaining from 
them their Money, And if any of them say they have not rec d the whole of 
their Premium, Call the Officer that gave them their Money & the Indians 
that complain before yon. And make the strictest Inquiry iuto the Truth of 
this Matter; For if I find the Indians have been any Ways oppress'd I shall 
take Care that full Satisfaction be given them, And such Officers shall have 
the utmost Marks of my Displeasure. Therefore, I expect that you be very 
much in Earnest in this Inquiry. 

Inclose an ace' of Intelligence I have from some that are acquainted w th 
the Indian affairs, which may be of use to you, tho' I doubt not but you 
have taken Care to gett the best information in order to p'forme some such 
service, now, when you shall have a good Number of Men with you. I 
have noe Deserters in Custody, one In Cambridge Goal & the other In 
Newberry who being notorious offenders I shall, by Advice of the Councill, 
putt over into your Hands to be try'd by a Court Martial for an Example 
of Terrour to Others, It being of the highest Consequence to Check that 
spirit amongst the Forces. They shall both of them be secured in New- 
bury Goal forthwith, & I direct you send downe a faithfull serjeant, w 1 ^ 
seaven Men, to take them into Custody & bring to Falmouth, iu order to 
their speedy tryal, & you must take Care to have a sufficient number of 
officers to Make a Court. You shall have a more p'ticular Ace 1 of these 
deserters, in order to your proceedings, lodged w th Newbury & w th Salem 
men. 

Endorsed: Lett/ to Col Westbrook, June 28, 1725. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 209, 210. 



Portsmouth, June 28, 1725. 

The Sloop Merry-Meeting arrived at New Castle, yesterday, about 
three of the Clock afternoon, and after the delivery of your Hon" Letter to 
Lieut nt Gov nr Wentworth, he called his Council together, and by their 
advice did appoint Co 11 Shadrack Walton to Joyn with us in our Affair with 
the Eastern Indians. We hope he will be able to goe on Board a little 
after noon. Lieut nt Gov nr Wentworth thinks that the Indians will not much 
encline to goe to Boston, but Choose rather to come to Casco-Bay, or 
Winter Harbour, which places he Judgeth more convenient for a Conference 
than Boston, where (he saith) those Indians did never meet on such an 
Occasion, and (accordingly), in his Instructions to Co 11 Walton, does allow 
him to agree to their coming to either of s d places, if the Indians doe Insist 
upon it. 

We are your Hon" most Humble, Obedient servants, 
To His Hon r Lieut nt John - Stoddard 

Gov 11 ' Dummer &c. John WainwriGHT. 

Mass. Arch. 52 : 210$. 



1893.] Letters of CoL Tkomas Westbrooh and others. 161 



From on Board the Sloop Merry-Meeting, at 2s ew Castle, June 28, 1725. 

S r 

Since we Wrote, Cap 1 Slocum came into this Harbour with the 

two Indians, which are now on Board with us. They tell us that the 
S nt Johns, and Cape Sable Indians have agreed to abide by what tie 
Penobscot Indians shall agree to, and that the Fenobscott Indians have 
directed him to acquaint your Hoir that they are willing to be at Peace, 
and that it lyeth with you whither there shall be Peace or not. They are 
desirous to treat in their own River which hath not been stained with 
Blood. They further add, that when we Come 10 S ut George, they can 
soon Hud some of the Penobscot! Indians and bring them to us. 

We are now weighing Anchour, and hope to be at Casco Bay before to 
Morrow Morning. 

and are your Hon" Most Humble servants. 

John Stoddard 
John Watnweight. 

P. S. This goes by Cap n Slocum, Who we desire may be dispatched to 
Casco Boy as soon as may be. where we shall leave directions where we 
may be found. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 210J. 



Falmouth July 3 d 1725. 
May it Please your Hon 1 

I examin'd the under-named Indians relating their Enlisting will? 
I. Cap 1 Bourn, and they say they rec d no more money than is Annext to each 

1 mans name. I immediately sent for Cap 1 Bourn while they were present, 

* and askt him the reason, his Answer was, that he agreed with them for 
|- that Sum and no more, which some of the Indians own'd and others made 

Excuses and said they did not so well understand it. Cap' Bourns says, 
that he Enlisted them in the Room of some that Deserted, and inform'd 
them that they shou'd receive w r ages from the time that the Deserters En- 
listed, & that they were well satisfy 'd therewith. 

I am Your Hon" most Dutifull Humble Serv* 

Tho s Westbkook. 

^ John Comshute rec d 11 s ; Jacob Paul, Thomas Tarah, David Job, Aaron 
Kummock, Joshua Hood, Tom Kennaway [each ten shillings]. 
Endorsed: — On his Maj ts service. 
To The Hon ble William Dummer Esq/, Lieu 1 Gov r & commander in 
Chief &c. 

In Boston. 
Mass. Arch. 52: 211 J. 



Falmouth, July 3 d , 1725. 
May it Please your Hon* 

I rec d your Hon" Letters, by Cap' Bourn, of the 2T\ and those p' 
Serj' Parker of the 28 th of last Month, with the enclos'd Information relating 
the Indians. I always make it my business to get the best Informations 
relating the Enemy I can, and Inform'd your Hon r of the Indians living on 
the back of Mount Desert in my letter last September, and that I was In- 
form'd they were sunpiy'd from Annapolis by some man that married in 



162 Letters of Col. Thomas Westbrook and others. [April, 

that Country, who supply'd one Bellisle, a frenchman, who married with 
one ct Casteen's Daughters, and mostly lives thereabouts, so that it well 
agrees with the Information your Hou T Enclos'd. and likewise with what I 
inform'd in my Letter of the 17 th of March 172 i— 5 that two Friars and 
several of them liv'd at Passimaquoddie and Adjacent to it. As to that 
part of the Information that they are up in the Countrey till the last of 
June, about their Corn, interfers with their yearly Customs in coming down 
the last of May, or not exceeding the first of June, to gett Eggs and Fowl, 
during wh ch time they generally leave their old men Sc women to tend their 
Corn, and then are down again the last of July or August, Catching Sea 
Fowl, and Sail before I seal'd this. I rec' 1 your Hon' 5 p' Coll Harmon, 
the 3 d of July, which was Dated the 2o th of last Month. As to the Indians 
planting their Corn, I wrote Capt Kennedy the best Information I cou'd 
get at present. By your IIon rs Orders to rae I understand your Hon r in- 
tends to visit the Peuobscott Tribe. We have rec d hut four Whale boats 
since I wrote your Hon 1 that we had few or none fit for service, so that, 
there is necessity of having them from the Castle, and ten or twelve more. 

The Indians Cap* Bourn Enlisted are most of them in the Woods ; fourty 
are with L* Jordan up Saco River, whom I don't expect in this ten days, 
and another party are with Cap 6 Penhallow whom I have Directed to at- 
tend the Commissioners Orders, so that I can't settle them Comp 73 at present, 
according to your Hon" Orders. I have, therefore, sent Cap* Bourn, with 
these Expresses, to wait on your IIon r hearing little of the Enemy and 
making no Discovery of them. I wou'd desire to wait on your Hon 2 " a k^v 
days at Boston before I be put on any further service. I shall take Care 
to leave the Frontiers on their Guard. The Commissioners sail'd from 
this place y e 30 th of last Month. 

I am your Hon r9 most Dutifull serv* 

Tho s Westbrook. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 212, 213. 



Falm July 4 th 1725. 
May it please your Hon r 

As to the Two Deserters, wee have no manner of place at Falm 
to secure them, so that they will be a great Clog to the service; neither 
have wee a sufficient number of Commission officers to try them, unless wee 
call them off from their several posts and Scouts, so that the service will 
suffer, the frontiers being so long it is difficult getting them together. I 
would pray your Honour either to continue them where they are for the 
present till the Affaires are in a better posture, or that they be tryed by 
the Justices of the Assises in the County where they were taken, as is ex- 
plained in the Sixth t Article of the Martial Law. However, I submitt to 
your Hon rs pleasure, and am your Hon rs most 

Dutifull Humble servant, 

Tuo s Westbrook. 
Mass. Arch. 52: 214. 



May it Please your Hon r 

The Lieu* of the man of. Wurr arriv'd here the 6 th Curr* with a 
email Sloop they took from the Indians about Ten days ago, and one Samuel 



1893.1 Letters of CoL Thomas Westhrooh and others. 163 

Tra?k,* whom lie rcdeern'd from Cnsteen, of whom I got the Enclosed In- 
formation, and the other from Lieu 1 James March. It seems to me as if 
the providence of God had sent him at this Juncture to do us creat service. 
I designe this night to follow .Sanders & inform liim of the Indian vessel, 
for I question wether he be gone from S t Georges. I hear nothing from 
M r Grant. If your Hon 1 should draw any men from Berwick & Wells, I 
am of opinion that it would be best for the service to Draw the old Soldiers 
and let the new men gaurd the Inhabitants. 

I am your Hon rs most Dutiful serv* 

Falrn July 7 th 1725. Tho s Westbrook. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 214, 



May it Flease your Hon 1 

I have stopt Sam 11 Trask for the present, by consent of Lieut* 
Prichard, for a Pilott. He has on board one 2\V Bell that is a very good 
Pilott. I have talkt with him. He is willing to serve the Goverm 1 if he 
can get his bread by it. If Cap* Slocom be not saii'd it would be for the 
service to send him with Slocom, and if he be, to send him by the first; wee 
very much want Slocom. 

I am your lion" most Dutiful! servant, 

Falm July 8 th 1725. Tho ? Westbrook. 

Mass. Arch. 52: 215. 

* See Register, xiv., 139, 140, for a copy of a letter (Mass. Arch. 52, 226-9), from Baron 
De Castine, the younger, dated at Pentagouet, 23 July, 1725, in which he mention.-, the tact 
of having redeemed Samuel Trask, "of Salem, near Marblehead," " from the Salvages," 
for 10 pistoles. 

This Samuel Trask was a grandson of Captain William, of Salem, where he was horn 14 
August, 1671, and died in Edgecomb, Maine, in the month of August, 1789, at the advanced 
age of 118 years. The tradition in the family is,, that " he walked. a mile home and lack. 
on the day of his death, ate his dinner, sat back, appeared to be failing, and soon died." 
His wife survived him till the May following, when she died: was buried the 20th oi May, 
1790. 

It appears that a sum of money had been voted bv the town of Salem for the redemption 
of Mr. T. from the Indians, but, on the 30th of April, 1725, his whereabouts not being 
learned, it remaining uncertain whether he was dead or alive, they voted to appropriate 
the money fur the purchase of a bell, 4i and if said Trask should be heard of and stand in 
need of help for Ids redemption," they would contribute towards it. See Sewall's Ancient 
Dominions of Maine,' page 251. Abigail Trask, grand-daughter of Samuel, married the 
lie v. Samuel Sewall. She was a grandmother of Rufus K. Sewall, Esq., author of the above 
work. Felt's Annals of Salem, 1st edition, page 379; 2d ed., vol. it., page 2-55, contains in- 
formation concerning the said Samuel Trask. A fac-simile signature of Samuel Trask is 
here given, his name being appended to various petitions for land, &c, the originals of 
which are to.be found in the Massachusetts Archives, as also that of his sons Samuel, Jr., 
1 homas, David, Solomon and Joseph, some if not all of whom left descendants. Several 
of thei-e petitions are printed in the Register. Samuel Trask and Hannah Steward, both 
oi Sjucrn, were published Nov. 21, 1730. See Salem Press Historical and Genealogical 
Record, vol. I, p age ,5^ This WSiS doubtless Samuel, the " redeemed captive." 

rrannlra W. Sherman, Esq., Town Clerk of Edgecomb, has sent the following from the 
Records : 0.1 

Samml Trask, Jr.. son of Samuel Trask, was born in Edgecomb, Oct. 24, 1731. Dorcas 
Trask, his wife, was born Oct. 10, 1733. 



164 Columbus Day. [April, 

Letter to Gov r Weutworth. 
July 9 th 1725. 
S r 

I must pray you to excuse me that T have not of late been more 
Punctual in Acknowledging your Letters w ch T don't use to bee guilty of, 
bur my time towards the End of the sessions was a Little more than ordi- 
narily taken up & has been Since. I Consulted the Council about your 
proposal for the Indians Coming to Winter Harbor &c. but they were of 
opinion it was more honorable to Insist upon their Coming to Boston. I 
have sent orders accordingly to our Commiss" & as I have Little faith ( f 
the Sincerity of the Indians for a Peace, at p'sent, & it seeming by Many 
Concurring Circumstances that they are taking an opertunity to surprise us 
& that they aim, Cheifly, at amusing us till they have gott in their Corne, 
which we have an Undoubted Account that they have Planted in Penobscott 
New Towne 6c some say in y e old Towne too. I have ordered about Two 
hundred & Twenty Met: to March Thither the same Way that Cap 1 Heath 
went the last Year. & if you shall think fitt to send a Company of your Mop 
with them it will Strengthen them & p'haps Make the March More Chear- 
ful ; 6c I hope if it shall Please God to succeed us herein the Indians will 
then be in earnest for a Peace & Come in wherever you shall think it 
Proper. I have order[ed] our Forces to March the 1 st of August. If you 
Please to keep the affair Secret as Possible you may adjourn the time of 
Marching w tu Col! a Westbrook who is under orders to be yevy secret. 
Mass. Arch. 52 : 216. 

[To be continued.] 



COLUMBUS DAY. 

Communicated by Capt. Charles HerteyTow.nshkkd, of Raynham, New Haven, Conn 

The following paper is a portion of an article which was prepared by 
the author, apropos of the approach of Columbus day. and was published 
in the New Haven Journal and Courier, of Jan. 20th, 1891, relative to 
Columbus and how this country came to be named America instead of 
receiving a name in honor of the great discoverer. 

Brief mention will be made regarding the original or native name of our 
continent which it bore before the Columbian discovery, and point out how, 
by a combination of circumstances, the whole world has been led into the 
error that America was named for Vesputius, a Florentine map-maker, who 
enlightened Europe on the discoveries of Columbus. 

Am-ar-ca is the native name of the land which Christopher Columbus 
discovered in 1498 near the mouth of the Orinoco river on the north coast 
of the South American continent, while making his third voyage westward 
from Spain in quest of a more direct route to India. Cathay and Japan. 
These last named countries having been visited in the thirteenth century 
by the noble and illustrious Venetian voyager. Marco Polo, of which lie. 
lui his return to his native city, published to the then known world so in- 
teresting an account, and concerning which Colonel" Yule of the Royal 
bengal (British) army has also eulightened us in his (Polo's) letters of his 



1893.] Columbus Day. 165 

eastern travels. The vast extent of those countries, their immense popula- 
tion, mineral -and agricultural productions, and the unsurpassed magnifi- 
cence of the Tartar dynasty and of the Great Khans who at that period 
held autocratic sway of Asia. 

The Baron de Humboldt tells us that the first settlement of Spaniards 
ou the main land was at a place called Amaraca-panna, and on a map 
showing the discoveries and explorations of Columbus on the coast of 
Venezuela from the Dragon's Mouth (one of the approaches to the Bay of 
Para) between the island of Trinidad and the coast of South America and 
the mouth of the Orinoco river appears the name Maraca-panna, or properly 
Amaraca-panna. This name Amarca was adopted by the Spaniards for the 
new country, and so laid down on their charts and publications of that date, 
and so gave publicity concerning this native name and by which later the 
whole western continent became known to Europeans by the national 
name of its chief nation. 

The name Amarca is in this form : viz., Am-ar-ca. The root-ar is in three 
forms: ar, primary; er, secondary; and or, a tertiary state; so that the 
name Am-ar-ca and America are identical. 

The sacred book of the Peruvians shows that Amarca or x\merica was 
really the national name of their country. This has been proved by tra- 
velers and chart makers, who show that early South Americans adopted the 
system of adding prefixes to the national name in designating the most im- 
portant cities, such as Cundin-Amarca, Cay-Amarca, Pult-Amarca, Yan- 
Amarca, Ang-Amarca and Vin-Amarca, and their capital was called Amarca; 
and to give here in way of an illustration a parallel we will say North 
Haven, East Haven, West Haven, etc., etc. 

From this time, A. D. 1500, the name of Amarca was well known in 
Europe, and every year new expeditions for exploration and trade were 
fitted out, as history abundantly proves, viz., those of Nino and Pinzon, 
both companions of Columbus; Lepe 1501, Guerea 1502, etc., etc. The 
capital of the new country, Amarca, w T as burned by the Spaniard Alvardo 
iu 1524. 

Having shown the name America to have been of native origin, it natu- 
rally follows that an explanation should be sought as to why the great error 
which it has taken centuries to explain was made by early historians and 
thrown broadcast to the world; why the nickname Amerigo for Alborticus 
^csputms, a Florentine naval astronomer, should have been thus misapplied. 
Vespucci was not even a mariner. He was a man of business who, in 
May, 1499, and the year following the Columbian discovery of the Ameri- 
can continent, accompanied the Ojeda expedition as a passenger with the 
object m view to collect materials for his new books and charts, which later 
found a market and sale in the countries of Europe, and as there were 
several \ espucci at this date following the same calling, he was distinguished 
from the others (who were his relations) on account of this voyage by the 
cognomen of the new country of which he wrote, and was thus known to 
the world by its native name", Amarca. 

It was the custom at that period to give men who had accomplished re- 
markafrie deeds an additional cognomen, as in our day General Gordon, 
who served in China, was named Chinese Gordon; General Jackson, Stone- 
wall Jackson; Dr. Livingston. African Living-ton, etc., etc.; so, as Alber- 
tvcm \ -■-; utius had voy iged to the new found land of Columbus, whose dis- 
cov * lf y oi it no one disputed at that period and of which Columbus had 
m&<k charts, Vespucci was given, we are led to suppose from investi^a- 

VOL. .YLVIZ. 15 



166 Columbus Day. [April, 

tion, the cognomen of "Amerigo" Vespucci. Early in the sixteenth cen- 
tury (A. D. 1500) the duke of Lorraine gave to the famous monastery of 
St. Dec, where the learned monk, Waltze Mullcr, was the principal, a 
printing press; and the publications of Vespucci regarding the discovery of 
the new country being at that time new, these monks, wishing to show the 
wonders of printing, issued on April 2G, 1507, as their first work, a little 
book (four pages) and with it the Vespucci map of the then supposed world, 
with the new country added thereto. 

Lambert says iu tracing the new-found-land they (the monks) were 
guided by the published letters of Vesputius, and in the preface of the work 
it was suggested that the western continent be named Amerigo, after the 
man who, they added, had discovered it. They did not know that Ves- 
putius himself had taken the name Amerigo (Italian) from Amarca, the 
native name of the country which he had visited and of which he had 
written. 

About A. D. 1512, Muller, finding out his error, issued a new map of 
the new discoveries, and without mentioning his error wrote on it, "This 
land with the adjacent isles was found by Columbus, an officer in command 
for the king of Castile." Hereafter all the new maps seem to have copied 
this native name of the new country, Amerigo, but spelling it America, and 
the name was generally adopted by the whole world, and no one seems to 
have corrected the wrong impression that had gone out broadcast through 
the medium of this, at the time, seemingly insignificant fact. 

I will not repeat the voyages of the Northmen to Vine-land (New England) 
centuries before Columbus's voyages. 1492-1502, when he explored the 
north and west shores of the Carribean sea, and unknown to himself 
\ discovered a continent, supposing it, on account of error regarding the then 

unknown circumference of the world, to be contiguous to Cathay on the 
eastern shores of Asia Minor. Nor will I enlarge at length on the history 
of the voyage of Columbus and his contemporaries, with which all are 
familiar, but will only make brief mention of those navigators and their 
exploits, as their names are required to fill up and connect history, and as 
they were known factors in stimulating the nations of western Europe to 
combined efforts in promoting the development and settlement of a newly 
discovered continent. 

It has been abundantly proved by Columbus's own letters that he had, 
from some source, knowledge of lands west of the line of Ptolemy. The 
Punctum Meridenale of the nations of the east was drawn through the 
most western of the Canary Islands. Some sailors and geographers, how- 
ever, used the meridian of the peak of Tenerifie. The Arabians used the 
most western cape of Europe known to them on the Atlantic ocean, and 
that was probably the oriental meridian adopted by Ptolemy, who flour- 
ished one hundred and fifty years before Christ, and who reduced geography 
to a regular science. During the dark ages, Which followed the fail of 
Rome, the arts and sciences were kept by the Arabians and eastern nations 
of Europe after the return of Polo and Manderville. 

The voyage of Columbus to Iceland and Greenland, of which I will give 
an abstract from his letter, is supported by the account of a dying shipwrecked 
Spanish pilot named Buxola, who had been driven by storms into the 
western sea in sight of unknown lands, arriving ill at the newly discovered 
isle of Madara, where then dwelt Columbus, giving in return for his hospi- 
tality the secret of the voyage which strengthened the faith in the belief 
that it might be reached by sailing west through the trade winds from 



1893.] Columbus Day. 167 

Spain. Columbus, in this letter on his voyage to Iceland, written fifteen 
years before his discovery of America, an abstract of which his son gives, 
says: "In the year 1-177, in February, I navigated 100 leagues beyond 
Thule, the southern part of which is 73 degrees distant beyond the equator, 
and Dot 63 degrees as some pretend, neither situated within the line which in- 
cludes the west of Ptolemy, but is much more westerly." Seneca (61 B.C.) 
being transported with a rapture, with a poetical fury and divination, sung 
something of it in his 3Iedia: 

In after age the time shall come 
In which the all-devouring foam 
Shall lose its proper bound and shew 
Another continent of view; 
Nor frozen Thule shall we see, 
The utmost parts of the earth to be. 

But it is folly to think that any one knew of the unknown continent in 
the time of Seneca. Historians tell us that Thule was the name generally 
given by the ancients to the most northerly part of Europe known to them, 
and, according to Pliny, an island in the northern seas. But most modern 
geographers identify Thule with Iceland. 

The learned now believe that Columbus actually visited Greenland and 
that he was unaware that it was a part of a new world, which he afterward 
discovered with so much courage and good fortune; and as we have positive 
evidence from Columbus's own pen of his having voyaged there, it is fair 
to presume that at Iceland he first conceived the scheme of not following 
the circuitous track of the northerners via Iceland and Greenland to the 
southwest, but of sailing directly westward from Spain to Cathay (Japan 
and China) of Marco Polo, who flourished centuries before — A. D. 12.50 
-1324. 

Columbus's successful voyage, 1492, was followed by the Cabots. father 
and son, 1497-1498, in the employ of Henry VII. of England, John Ver- 
razzanio, a French corsair, in the employ of Francis I., king of France, 
1524, when he coasted from Wilmington, North Carolina, to Nova Scotia, 
and took possession of the coast, as James Cartier later in 1534 did in the 
French king's name. 

Varrazzano in 1524 anchored his ship on the bays of Norembaga and 
explored the eastern part of Long Island Sound, and gives us, in hi- report 
to the French King, the first description of the island at the east entrance, 
and the noble harbor of New London, Narragansett Bay and Sandy Hook. 

Notes. —Henry Stevens, of Vermont, tells us that on tlie third of November, 
1507, there was published in Italian at Yicenza, a most important collection of 
voyages under the title k: Countries Newly Discovered and she New World of 
Alberticus Vespucci," containing accounts of the voyage of Cadamas to Cape 
Verde 1454-5, De-Centra to Senegal 1402, Vasco de Gama 1497-1500, Cabral 
1500-1, Columbus (three voyages) 1492-1498, of Vespucci, four voyages of 
Cortcreal and others. This book was the next year, 1508, printed in Latin and 
German. Lambert writes : " I cannot account for the fact that his name appears 
so often in history as Alberticus. lie (Vespucci) seems to have adoped the 
name Amerigo and knew of the treasures of Coudm Amarca, afterwards called 
the Go'den City, or Eldorado, by the Spaniards, which the crown had resolved 
to spend millions to find. lie kept the secret, and Spain appointed him piloto 
mayor dc la casa de construction-— a sort of first lord of the admiralty. In this 
position it was his duty to make maps and to write the native name on that part 
representing tlie western hemisphere.'' 

Those that did not know his name was Alberticus and who only heard of him 
as Amerigo- Vespucci, who had travelled to the new-found-land which had been 



168 Descendants of Jonathan Glllet. [April, 

\ 

named Amerigo, mast have naturally arrived at the conclusion that the country 
had received his name. 

Juan Florens, or Giovanni, a French corsair, and a Florentine under orders of 
Francis I.. 152£, was sent out to seek a passage to Cathay, made the coast of 
North America, which obstructed his passage westward, and which he examined 
and charted arid named Franccsca. 

In his report to the Freud's king, on his return in 1525, just after the battle of 
Pavia, which was lost and Francis a prisoner in Spain, and not released until 
1526, he gave an account of his discoveries, naming more than fifty harbors and 

! headlands after places in Normandy, and an account of the natives he saw at 

the entrance of New York harbor, eastern entrance of Long Island Sound and 
Narragansett Bay, having cast anchor in these places during the summer of 152-1. 

His discovery embraced a coast line from about Deippe in 27 degrees north 
latitude, shown on a map made by his brother ("son frere et hertier") to the 
R. de. la buelta in 43 north latitude. 

Harrisses gives us the following translation from Hamusio, vol. iii., fos. 423- 
420, with a map bearing the inscription La Noovo Francia. The discourse is not 
dated ; but Ramusio in his introduction says that it was written in the year 1539. 
— " This Coast, teas discovered 15 years ago by Giovanni da Varrazzano who took 
possession of the same in the name of King Francis and of My Lad;/ the Begent. 
That Country is called French Land by many even by the Portugnes themselves." 

" The Regent was Louise de Savoie, the mother of Francis I., and this seems 
to account for the inscription both on the Maggiolo and Varrazano Maps." 

Lnisa. named for tin- French king's mother, is an island off the south coast 
of New England, and Adrian Block, in 1614, laid it down on his chart, and it is 
now known as Block Island. 



DESCEND ANTS OF JONATHAN GILLET, OF DOR- 
CHESTER, MASS., AND WINDSOR, CONN. 

By the late Salmon* Cone Gillette, of Colchester, Conn. 

Arranged and Enlarged 

By the Rev. Hexby Clay Alvord, A.M., Pasror of the Old South Church, South 
Weymouth, Mass. 

1. Jonathan 1 Gielet, the progenitor of this branch of the family, be- 
longed, with his brother Nathan, to the company of about one hundred and 
forty Puritans, which was formed in the counties of Devonshire, Dorset- 
shire and Somersetshire, England; sailed, with Rev's John Warham and 
John Maverick as pastors, in the Mary and John, March 20, 1630, and 
arrived off Nantasket, May 30th following, settlement being made at Dor- 
chester. He was bade a freeman there May G, 1635. There was " grauuted 
to Jonathan Gellet: to fence in halfe an acre of ground about his house 
leaving a sufficient highway," Further ". . . . the foresayd p'tyes do p'mise 
to fetch all the Cowes from Jonathan Gillets house to Mr. Woolcotts . . ."; 
" graunted . . . also to Jonathan Giilet \ acres" (** over against fox poynt ") ; 
" the bounds being from Jonathan Gillets pale &c"; and "one [lot] the 
other side, winch was once Jonathan Gilletes." 

With the Dorchester Church and Rev. Mr, Warham, he and Nathan re- 
moved about J.63G to Windsor, Conn., where he "had a lot granted to him 
seventeen rods wide " near Mr. Warhams, and across the Poquonnoc road 
from Alexander Alvord of the same company, whose descendant, Henry of 
Bolton in the sixth generation, married Mary W. of Colchester in the sixth 
generation from Jonathan. lie and his wife Mary are included in Matthew 



1893.] Descendants of Jonathan Gillet, 1G9 

Grant's church list, made thirty-seven years after the settlement, of twenty- 
one "members, who were so in Dorchester and came up with Mr. Warham 
and are still of us." They were aiso privileged, having paid six shil- 
lings, to sit is the long seats in church. He gave -1?. 6d. to the fund in aid 
of sufferers by the Indian war at Simsbury and Springfield, and was one of 
the committee of distribution. He died Aug. 23, 1677, and his wife Jan. 
5, 1685. Their children were: 

i. Cornelius, 2 born, as w r ere Jonathan and Mary, before the family 
removal to "Windsor; m. Priscilla Kelsey ; d. June 26, 17 — , leaving 
a large family. 

ii. Jonathan, m. 1st, April 23, 1661, Mary Kelsey, who d. April 18, 
1G':G; m. 2\1, Dec. 14, 1676, Miriam Dibble, who d. April IS, 1687; 
had eight children. His descendants include Thomas, 3 Abel,* 
Dea. Abel. 5 Rev. Ashbel, 6 Hon. Francis, 7 U. S. Senator from 
Connecticut, and William Hooker, 9 the author and actor. 

iii. Mary, m. Peter Brown. 

iv. Anna, b. Dec. 20, 1639: in. Oct. 20, 1GG3. Samuel Filley. 

v. Joseph, bapt. Julv 25. 1641; m. 1664, Elizabeth Hawks. 

vi. SA3IUEL, b. Jan. 22, 1642. 

vii. John, b. Oct. 5, 1644; m. July 8, 1660, Mary Barker. 

viii. Abigail, bapt. June 28, 1616; d. 1648. 

ix. Jeremiah, b. Feb. 12, 1647; m. Oct. 15; 1655, Deborah Bartlett. 

2. x. Josiah, bapt. July 14, 1650. 

2. Josiah 8 Gillet (Jonathan 1 ) was born in Windsor, Conn., and was 
baptized July 14, 1650. He married, June 30, 1G76, Joanna 
Taintor, born April, 1657, daughter of Michael Taintor of Branford, 

Conn. He moved to Colchester in 1702. being one of the first 
settlers. He died Oct. 29, 173G; and her death was Jan. 23, 1735. 
They had children : 

i. Josiah, 3 b. Nov. 24, 1678; d. Oct. 14, 1742; m. Sarah Peilett, March 
7, 1711. Children: (1) Daniel," 1 b. Feb. 2, 1714, settled in New 
Haven Co., Conn; (2) Josiah, b. Dec. 7, 1715; (3) Sarah, b. June 
24, 1717; (4) David, b. June 13, 1710, d. Oct. 15, 1742: (5) Eliza- 
beth, b. April 15, 1721; (6) Timothy, b. June 27, 1723; (7) Charles, 
b. April 22, 1728; (8) Esther, b. Nov. 24, 1734. 

ii. Joanna, b. Oct. 28, 1680; m. Josiah Strong of Windsor, Jan. 5, 
1608, and removed to Colchester in 1703. living near North Pond. 
Children: (1) Hannah* b. Oct. 12, 1690; (2) John, b. Jan. (?) 17, 
1701; (3) Damaris(f), b. May 8, 1703; (4) Elizabeth, b. Oct. 21, 
1705; (5) Mary, b. Sept. 19, 1707; (6) Josiah, b. Sept. 9, 1709; 
i (7) Eunice, b. Nov. 19, 1711; (8) Caleb, b. Feb. 20, 1714; (0) 

liachel, b. April 21. 1716; (10) Dorothy, b. Mav 25, 1718; (11) 
Joshua, b. July 20, 1721 ; (12) Irene, b. Oct, 20, 1722 ; (13) Asaphel, 
I b. June 26, 1725. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 16, 1682 j d. May 10, 1756. 

3, iv. Jonathan, b. June 28, 1685. 

v. Mary, b. March 8, 1687; m. Dea. Nathaniel Skinner. 

vi. Dorothy, b. April 15, 1689; m. Roberts. 

| 4. vii. Samuel, b. Oct. 1, 1690. 

1 viii. Joseph, b. March 3. 1695. 

ix. Mindwell, b. Feb. 4, 1696; m. Clark; d. Mav 8, 1784. 

x. Aaron, b. March 8, 1699; d. Nov. 30, 1730; m. Hannah Clark 1723. 
Had children. She m. 2 J, 1738, Joseph Chamberlain. 

xi. Noah, b. Dec. 5, 1701: was a merchant; m. Abigail , who d. 

Feb. 6. 1739. Children: (1) Noah,'' d. March 2, 1739; (2) Abigail, 
g bapt. Oct. 15, 1734. 



General Jonathan 8 Gillet {Josiah? Jonathan 1 ) was born in Wind- 
sor, Conn., June 23, 1G85, and died in Colchester, Jan. 3, 1755. He 

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170 Descendants of Jonathan Gillet. [April, 

married Jan. S, 1717, Sarah Ely of Lyme, who died July 4, 1750. 

They had children: 
i. Sarah, 4 b. Jan. 1, 1718; m. Joseph Smith, Nov. 30, 1741. 
6. ii. Jonathan, b. March 22, 1720. 

iii. Mary, b. Dec. 13, 1723; m. Azariah Storrs of Mansfield. 

6. iv. Joseph, b. Dec. 30. 1725. 
v. Nehemiah, b. March 1, 1728; d. Aug. 25, 1814; Lieut, in 8th Conn. 

in Revolutionary War; m. 1st. Lydia Gillet, Sept. 13. 1757, who d. 
Aug. 16, 1758; 2d, Martha Storrs. Jan. 22, 1761, who d. July 21. 
1827. Children: (1) Lydia,* b. July 24, 1753: (2) Olive, b. March 
25, 17G2: (3) Lois, b. March 21, 17G3, d. Oct. 5. 1780; (4) -1.: ' 2 
b. Aug. 20, 1765, d. Oct. 12, 1780; (5) Martha, b. April 12, 1767; 
(6) Meshullam, b, Dec. 12, 1769; (7) Storrs, b. April 5, 1773, d. Oct. 
5, 1828; (8) Elijah, b. Jan. 14, 1776, d. March 31, 18G0; (9) Hannah, 

b. Jan. 6, 1779.; (10) D , b. Aug. 15, 1732, m. Dow. 

vi. Jonah, b. April 10, 1730; d. April 10~, 1731. 

7. vii, Aaron, b. May 23, 1732. 

viii. Joanna, b. July 3, 1730; d. Jan. 12, 1751. 

4. Samuel 5 Gillet (Josiah, 2 Jonathan 1 ) was born Oct. 1, 1 GOO, and died 

Oct, 8. 1771. lie married 1st, Mary Chappell, Jan. 30, 1718, who 
died Sept. 17, 3 732. lie married 2d, Abigail , in 1733. Chil- 
dren : 
i. Samuel, 4 b. April 20. 1719. 

iii. Israel, b. Feb. 10, 1722; m. May 14. 1747, Marcv Colmau. Chil- 
dren: (1) Israeli b. March 30, 1748; (2) Lydia, b. Aug. 13, 1750; 
(3) Sybil, b. Oct. 4. 1753; (4) Ozias, b. March 4. 1756; (5) Marcy, 
b. Oct. 14, 1758: (6) Charles, b. Aug. 8, 1761: (7 s ) Amasa, b. Jan. 
5, 1764; (8) Cap't. Anson. 
iii. Adoni.iaii, b. May 30, 1724 ; killed by Indians on expedition to 

Crown Point in 174G. 
iv. Eliphalet, b. Nov. 1, 1726; d. Aug. 22, 1723. 
v. Mary, b. April 11, 1729. 

vi. Ruth, b. Dec. 17, 1731; m. April 4. 1751, John Hinckley, 
vii. Eliphalet, b. April 29. 1734; d. May 2, 1790; m. March 27, 1760, 
Lydia Piuneo, dau. of James Finneo, b. Jan. 30, 1740, and d. Dec. 
10, 180-1. Children: (1) 31ary,' b. May 17. 1761, d. Sept. 17, 1832; 

(2) Caleb, b. Nov. 12, 17G2, d. April 14, 1830, m. Civil Huntington, 
Oct. 30. 1700, who d. Jan. 20. 1841. Their children : (1) Eliphalet,* 
b. Oct, 11, 1791; (2) Dr. Alfred, b. May 1, 1793, lived and d. in 
Steuben, N. Y. ; (3) Laura, b. June 28, 1795; (4) Henry, b. May 
10, 1797; (5) Caleb II., b. March 7, 1800; (6) Dr. Orimel, b. Feb. 
28, 1802, d. January, 1884; (7) Dirius Eliza, b. April 30, 1505; 
(8) Solomon T., b. June 23, 1807, d. Jan. 26, 18G8, m. Louise E. 
Bissell, Oct. 18, 1832; they had two children, one of whom. Abel 
Bissell, was b. Sept. 7. 1834, and d. Sept. 20, 1860, and the other, 
Louise, was b. Dec. 28. 1835, and m. P. R. Strong, May 30. 1837: 

(3) Joyce, b. Oct. 9. 17G4. m. Nov. 5, 1793, John Lewis of New 
London; (4) Dea. Samuel, b. Nov. 18, 17GG, d. June i. 1855, ra. 
Esther — -. who d. Aug. 2, 1844; (5) Rev. Eliphalet, JJ.l).. b. 
Nov, 19, 1768; (6) Lydia, b. Nov. 12, 1770; (7) Luna, b. Oct. 5, 

1772: (8) Altin, b. June 29, 1774, m. Esther , who d. Oct. 9, 

1822; (9) Betsey, b. June 11, 1780, d. Nov. 30, 1807. 

viii. Jf.rusha, b. Oct. 20, 1736; ra. Amos Bill,. Feb. 3, 1757. 
ix. Caleb, b. Sept. 3, 1739. 

5. Jonathan 4 Gillet (Jonathan* Josiah, 3 Jonathan 1 ) was born March 
22, 1729, and married Phcebe Marvin, granddaughter of ''Lyme's 
Captain/' Reindict Marvin. Children : 

i. Sarah,*.'*). Oct 24, 1748; rm Ezra Hall of Lyme in 17G9. Theirdaiu 

J-'habe* in. Ely* Giiiett (see 9). 
ii. Reynold, b. April 23, 1750. 
iii. Martin, b. July 19, 1752. 



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Descendants of Jonathan Glllet. 171 



iv. Jonathan, b. Dec. 15, 1753; m. Zilpha Pratt of Colchester, March 

19, 1778. 
v. Joseph, b. Nov. 5, 1756; m. Mary Miner in Lyme, March 2, 1760. 

Children: (1) Daniel, 6 b. Feb/20, 1762: (2) Phoebe, b. Oct. 16. 

1784; (3) Martin, b. Dec. 31, 1787 ; (4) Mehitable. b. Nov. 7. 17-.* ; 

(5) Joseph, b. .April 5, 1794; (0) Jb/i?2 />/ .. b. May 14, 1797, d. 

December. 1S78. m. Fhccbe 6 Gillet (see 9, ii.), who d. about 1856; 

they lived in Liberty Centre. Ohio; ;7) Xoah II. , b. Jan. 29, 1600, 

d. Jan. 21, 1869; (3) Benjamin F., b". Sept. 24, 1603. 
vi. Daniel, b. Nov. 1, 1758. 
vii. Elisiia. b. March 29, 1760. 
vlii. Ezra, b. June 21, 1762. 



ix. John, b. Oct. 16, 1766. 

x. Shadeack, b. Oct. 23, 1769. 

6. Joseph"* Gillet {Jonathan* Josiah? Jonathan 1 ) was born Dec, 30, 

1725, and married Abigail Kellogg, Dec. S, 1757, Children: 
i. Joseph, 6 b. Aug. 29, 1758 ; d. April 29. 1838 : m. Jane 10, 1783, Sarah 

Hoot of Hebron, who was b. 17G3, and d. Feb. 25. 1850. Their 
| children: (1) Theodosia, 6 b.Dec. 5, 1784, in. 1815, Levi Marks; 

(2) Patience, b. Dec. 23. 1786; (3) Joseph,' b. April 17. 1789, m. 

July, 1811, Lydia (Belinda?) Berry; (4) Sarah, b. April 2. 1792, m. 

1822, Moses White: (5) Asa, b. Dec. 5. 1793, in. 1615, Lida Berrv; 

(6) Mary, b. Aug. 22, 1796, m. 1st, 1^53, John Sutphen, 2d. 1870, 

Ensign Averv: (7) Aaron, b. Aug. 8. 1600. m. Betsev Harford; 

(8) Harvey, b. Dec. 27, 1802, d. Oct. 13. Is52. m. March 20, 1339, 

Eunice Gardner; their children : (1) Sarah, 7 b. April 22, 1610, (2) 

Adeline, b. Nov. 22, 1841, (3) Jerusha B., b. Mav 3], 18-15, ,4) 

Elizabeth C, b. April 27, 1843; (9) Ezra &, b. Jan. 27, 180S, m- 

Maudana Smith. 
I ii. Abigail, b. Dec. ?8, 1759. 

ill- Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1762 : m. Daniel Gillet of Lyme. 

iv. Lucy, b. April 12, 1764. ' 

v. Eunice, b. Jan. 24, 1766; m. Gurdon Clark. 

vi. Capt. Jonathan, b. March 21. 1768; d. May 22, 1820; m. 1st. April 

23, 1800, Betsev Borers, who d. March 12, 1810: m. 2d, Feb. 12, 

1811, Huldah Marvin. Children: (1) Bogers, s b. Feb 16, 1801; 

(2) Mary K., d. March 11, 1809; (3) Abigail B., d. Jan. 15, 1809; 

(4) Amos, b. Dec. 18, 1811; (5; Betsey, b. April 10, 1613; (6) 

Huldah, b. Aug. 8, 1816. 
vii. Ezra, b. Aug. 23, 1769 ; d. Sept. 15, 1769. 

viii. Annie, b. Nov. 12, 1770; m. May 17, 1796, Root. 

ix. Ezra, b. Dec. 11, 1772. 

x. Zerltah, b. March 18, 1775. 

ii. Ralph, b. June 4, 1777; m. Sarah Forsaith. Children: (1) Capfc. 

Francis,* (2) John B„ (3) Lucy, (4) Julia, (5) Ezra. 
xii. Samuel, b. Aug. 25, 1779; d. Aug. 9, 1842; m. Oct. 9, 1813, Nabby 

Lord of Lvme. Children: (1) Elizabeth; 6 (2) Samuel S., b. Dec- 

31, 1815; (3) .4505 E., b. Ausr. 5, 1617; (4) Joseph L., b. June 27, 

1619; (5) Nancy M. ; (6) Frances B. 

7. Aat;on 4 Gillet (Jonathan* Josiah* Jonathan 1 ) was born May 23, 
1732, and died June 14, 1780. He served in the Revolurionary 
War. He married, March 31, 1757. Anna Pratt, who died Jan. 22, 

1827. Children: 

i. Aaron, 5 b. Jan. 2, 1758; d. Auir. 17, 1758. 
ii. Anna, b. May 9, 1759 ; d. April 5, 1779 ; m. Noah Skinner. 
iii. Joanna, b. Mav 12, 1761; d. April 24, 1765. 
B. iv. Mary, b. March 30, 1763. 

v. Aaron, b. Feb. 23, 1765; d. 1811; wife d. 1814. One son: Fly A.* 

Mack, adopted hy his uncle, Josiah Muck, wliose name he took; 

had son: Rev. Josiah A. 7 Mack, who iiad son. Rev. Charici A. 8 

Mack, arid other children. 



172 Descendants of Jonathan Gillet, [April, 

9. vi. Ely, b. May 14, 17G7. 

vii. Russell, b. Aug. 31, 1769; d. Aug. 11, 1811; ra. Betsey Dixon, who 

d. Oct. 2, 1865. Children : (1; Betsey, 9 d. Oct. 26, 1871, intestate, 

and property divided among numerous heirs; (2) Wealthy, d. 

1-835; (3) Mussell, d. June 18, J 365; no one of the three left 

children, 
viii. Hannah, b. April V.0, 1771; d. March 23, 1773. 

10. ix. Solomon, b. Aug. 10, 1773. 
x. Mercy, b. Feb. 11, 17 77; d. Sept. 15, 1840; m. Abner Clapp. Chil- 
dren: (1) Balph,* d. Aug. 11, 18G5, had 8 children; (2) Emily, d. 
Nov. 9, 1834, m. A. M. Rogers, had 5 children; (3) Martin 67., d. 
1831 (see 10, ii.); (-1) Ely E., had 3 children; (o) Arnold, d. 
September, 1855, had 9 children; (6) Jennette, d. June, 18-49, had 
2 daughters. 

xi. Anna, fa. Aprils, 1781; d. June 11, 1872; m. i»t, Andrew Carrier; 
2d, Elijah Gillett. Children by first husband : (1) Phebe A., 6 b. 
March 15, 1815, ra. L. Holdridge; (2) Andrew E., b. July 2, 1816; 
(3) Erastus; (4) Electa, b. May 2, 1818, m. Austin Haling; (5) 
Mary, b. May 20, 1820; (6) Mercy, b. June 26, 1S22. 

8. Mary* Gillet (Aaron* Jonathan} Josiah, 2 Jonathan 1 ) was born 

March 30, I7C3; married 1st, E. Porter, and 2d, Josiah Mack. By 

first husband there were children : 
i. Folly 6 Fortei:, m. P. Euell, and had 6 children, 
ii. Sally 6 Porter, m. Strong, and had 4 children. 

11. iii. Anna 5 Porter, b. July 13, 1787. 

9. Eli 5 Gillet (Aaron,* Jonathan* Josiah. 2 Jonathan 1 ) was born May 

14, 1767, and died Dec. 11, 1840. He married, April S, 1790, 
Phebe Hall (see 5. L), born April 24, 1773; died March 24, 1859. 
Children: 

12. i. Ely Hall, 6 b. Oct. 6, 1794. 

ii. Phebe, b. March 17, 1796 ; d. Ang. 12, 1852 ; m. John M. Gillett (see 
5, v. 6), who d. December, 1878. Children: (1) Phebe L. 7 (2) 
Laura A., (3) Lozetta, (4) Mary M., (5) Joseph E. 

iii. Sarah Ann, b. July 7, 1809; d. April 18, 1863; m. March 15, 1830, 
Alfred H. Otis, who was b. Oct. 3, 1812, and d. Sept. 20, 1865. 
Children: (1) Albert L., 7 b, May 21, 1831, m. 1st, May 21, 1853, 
Ellen Bntler, b. Aug. 10, 1873, 2d, Jam 10. 1875, Mrs. Josephine 
Perry; (2) Sarah Angeline, b. May 23, 1833, m. July 29, 1858, A. B. 
Fowler, b. June 15, 1824; (3) John L., b. Jan. 31, 1835. d. Oct. 29, 
1837 : (4) John E.,b. Nov. 11, 1837, d. Sept. 19, 1811 ; (5^ Frances, 
b. Nov. 24, 1839, d. Aug. 14, 1865; (6) Lieut. George F. 
(■" Frank G."), b. July 11, 1842, d. Aug. 10, 1878, m. April 16, 1867, 
Mary E. Hall; children: (1) William H., 8 b. Oct. 6, 1863, (2) 
F. Burton, b. Sept, 9, 1870, (3) Ida F., b. Nov. 4, 1874, d. Jan/ 3, 
1876; (7) M. Ellen, b. Dec. 11, 1844, m. July 1, 1863, Sheldon H. 
Brooks; children: (1) Arthur A., 6 b. June 10, 1866, m. June 10. 
1891, Lettie I. Baker, (2) Charles B., b. Ang. 24, 1868. (3) Amelia F., 
b. Nov. 13, 1870, d. April 15, 1878, (4) Otis S., b. Oct. 6. 1872, d. 
April 12, 1873, (5) Inda A., b. June 14, 1874, (0) Alice M., b. Jan. 
18, 1377, (7) Esther L., b. March 28, 1880, (8) James G., b. April 
29, 1881, C9) Jessie M., b. Sept. 17, 1884, (10) Mary E., b. March 
13, 1839. 

10. Solomon* Gillet (Aaron,* y Jonathan , 8 Josiah, 2 Jonathan 1 ) was born 
Aug. 10, 1773, and died March 7, 1856. He married Afartha 
I Doolittle, who died May 3, 1871. Children: 

i. Solomon L.,« b. Sept. 20, 1803; m. July 24, 1826, Mary J. Watrous. 
I Children: (1) Daniel IV., 7 b. Jane 20, 1829. m. T. Augusta -Brown; 

| (2) Charles L.. b. June 28, 1831, d. May 15, 1842. 

11. MaiiV Ann, b. Aprils, 1807; d. July 22, 1834; m. Martin G. Clapp 
| (see 7, x. 3.), who d. Nov. 7, 1334. Children: (1) Harriet E., 7 b. 



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Aug. 23, 1832, m. P. Ludlow Hyde; children : (1) Francis R., 8 (2) 

MaryE., (3) Charles L. ; (2) Charles M., b. July 5, 1334-, m. and 

has 2 children, 
iii. JoelD., b. Aug. 27, 1809; m. 1st, Lucy J. Fatten; 2d. Catherine 

Stowe. Children by first wife : (1) Frances, 1 m. David B. Winton, 

and lias 6 children; (2) Emma; (3) Charles W., m. and has 2 

children. 
iv. Martha M., b. May 20, 1S12; m. John Loorais. Children: (1) 

Emma, 7 rn. Edward Morgan, d. from burns, and left 1 son; (2) 

Frank, m. and has children. 
v. Russel, b. Aug. 13, 18H; d. July 10, 1887; m. 1st. March 18, 1845, 

Elizabeth Clark, d. Sept. 18, 1859; 2d, May 24, I860, Martha Storrs. 

Children: (1) Solomon L.J b. Dec. 25, 1849; (2) Mark D., b. 

Dec. 30, 1852; (3) Elizabeth S., b. April 23, 1861, m. Jane 12, 

181)0, Ernest E. Carrier: (4) Harriet 21. , b. Dec. 13, 1862; (5) 

Mary L., b. July 21, 1864, m. Sept. 9, 1890, Rev. Curtis M. Geer; 

1 child : Dorothy, 9 b. June 17, 1891 : (6) Anna C, b. July 30, 1S66, 

m. Sept. 10, 1889, Harris R. Brainard; (7) Edwin II., b. Dec. 14, 

1870; (6) Eobert II. , b. July 24, 1S72. 
yi. Aaron G.. b. Jan. 5. 1817; m. Hannah Baldwin. Children: (1) 

Matt ie M.J (2) Mary II. 
I vii. Charles E., b. Oct. 23, 1823. 

11. Anna Porter (Man/ Gillett, Aaro n? Jonathan? Josiah? Jonathan 1 ) 
was born July 13, 1787, and died March 19, 1858. She was married 
Sept. 12, 1806, to Hon. Peyton Randolph Gilbert of Gilead, who 
was born Sept. 12, 1784, and died Sept. 5, 1857. He represented 
Hebron in the legislature of 1827, and was a State Senator in 1830 
and 1837. Children: 

Edwin Randolph 7 Gilbert, b. Feb. 10, 1803. 
Josiah Champion 7 Gilbert, b. Eeb. 26, 1810. 
Melissa Ann 7 Gilbert, b. Aug. 24, 1812. 
Abby Maria 7 Gilbert, b. Nov. 21. 1814; d. April 7, 1832. 
Charles Augustus 7 Gilbert, b. March 27, 1817. 
Ralph Porter 7 Gilbert, b. Aug. 30, 1819. 
18. yii. Samuel Epaphroditus 7 Gilbert, b. Dec. 9, 1821. 

yiii. Sarah Theresa 7 Gilbert, b. July 21, 1826; d. March 27, 1846. 

12. Ely Hall 6 Gillett {Ely? Aaron? Jonathan? Josiah? Jonathan 1 ) 
was born Oct. 6, 179 4, and died Dec. 23, 1863. He married, Sept. 
30, 1821, Mary Williams (Frederic W.? Ebenezer. 4 Park, 3 Dea. 
Samuel, 2 Robert, 1 who was the progenitor of the Williams line, and 
a prominent citizen of Poxbury, Mass., whither he came about 1638, 
probably from Norwich, Eng.)., who was born Dec. 28, 1788, and 
died Nov. 10, 18G4. They resided in Colchester, where their chil- 
dren were born : 

William Ely, 7 b. June 21, 1822. 

Ezra Hall, b. July 15, 1823. 

Mary Williams, b. Dec. 24, 1824. 

Emma Louisa, b. May 9, 1826; d. x<Lpril 29, 185G; ra. Aug. 10, 1852, 

Stephen II. Matthews (see 24). One child : Charles 67. , s b. Feb. 2, 

1855, d. Sept. 25, 1855. 
John Elbert, b. Oct. 4, 1828. 
Salmon' Cone, b. June 12, 1830. 
Jane, b. June 19, 1834. 

13. Kev. Edwin Randolph 7 Gilbert (Anna* Porter, Mary* Gillett, 
Aaron? Jonathan? Josiah? Jonathan 1 ) was born Feb. 10, 1808, and 
died April 17, 1875. He was pastor of the Congregational Church 
of Waiiingford, Conn., tor forty-one years. He married 1st, May 7, 
1833, Ann S. Laugdon, who was bom May 3, 1809, and died Feb. 



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174 Descendants of Jonathan GiUet. [April, 

13, 1841; 2d, July 26, 1842, Dorcas S. Dutton; 3d, Sept. 7, 1852, 
Ann C. Baldwin, who was born April 1, 1815, and died Aug. 19, 
1864; -1th, Nov. 1G, 1865, Mary li. Carriugton, who was born 
April 26, 1826. Children: 

i. Reuben R., 8 b. Nov. 19, 1834; d. June 9, 1836. 

ii. Charles E., b. Nov. 3, 1836 ; m. May 16, 18G6, Virginia Ewing Crane. 
Children : (1) Albert IF., 9 b. Nov. 3, 1867; (2) Edicin B. ; (3) Allan. 

iii. George L., b. Oct. 0. 1838; d. Feb. 2, 1839. 

iv. Samuel S., b. Dec. 19, 1844; d. Feb. 17, 1860. 

v. Samuel D., b. June 15, 1848; m. June 15, 1875, Ellen Peck. 
j 

14. Josiah Champion 7 Gilbert (Anna* Porter, Mary 5 Gillett, Aaron* 

Jonathan* Josiah, 2 Jonathan 1 ) was born Feb. 26, 1S10. and died July 
26,1889. He represented Hebron in the legislatures of 1849 and 
1855; served as clerk of Gilead Congregational Church from Oct. 
7, 1856, till his death, as treasurer of the Society for twenty-six years, 
and deacon of the Church for twenty-three years. He married, 1st, 
March 13, 1832, Louisa M. Alvord, daughter of Saul Alvord, Esq., 
of Bolton, who was born Aug. 31, 1809, and died Nov. 16, 1847; 
2d, Sept. 16, 1848. Sarah S. Post, born April 29, 1821, d. Sept. 27, 
1886. Children: 

i. Henry Champion, 8 b. June 27. 1839: d. Oct. 4, 1842. 
ii. Sarah Louisa, b. Dec. 14, 1852; d. May 20, 1855. 
iii. Arthur Randolph, b. Oct. 1, 1857; d. Feb. 3, 1873. 

15. Melissa Ann 7 Gilbert (Anna 6 Porter, Man/ Gillett, Aaron* 

Jonathan, 3 Josiah, 2 Jonathan 1 ) was born Aug. 24, 1812, and was 
married May 21, 1835, to John Meigs Hall; resided in Hartford, 
Conn. Children : 

i. Abby M., 8 Hall. b. May 13, 1836; d. Jan. 8, 1879. 

ii. Mary £. & Hall, b. May 11, 1838; m. July 13, 1861, L. Ward Clark. 
Children: (1) Elizabeth* Clark, b. April 4, 1864; (2) Mary G* 
Clark, b. May 11, 1879. 

iii. Ellen T. 8 Hall, b. May 9, 1840; m. Oct. 12, 1864. Charles D. 
Tuller. Children: (1) Edith &.* Tidier, b. Aug. 18, 1865. d. June 
11, 1878'; (2) Marshall J.' Tuller, b. Oct. 1, 1367; (3) 'Ralph D.> 
Tuller, b. Aug. 21, 1S69 ; (4) Mabel C. 9 Tuller, b. April 4, 1873. 

16. Charles Augustus 7 Gilbert (Anna? Porter, J fan/ Gillett, Aaron* 
Jonathan? Josiah? Jonathan 1 ) was born March 27, 1817, and died Oct. 
20, 1867. He married, June 21, 1842. Mary J. Manson, who was 
born Jan. 22, 1824, and died Nov. 28, 1868. He resided at Mobile, 
Ala. Children : 

i. Charles M., 8 b. Oct. 10, 1843. 

ii. Ella J., b. Sent. 15, 1846; d. Sept. 26, 1S84; m. October, 1833, 

Julius C. Verhoeff. 
iii. Louisa H., b. May 19, 1849; d. May 20, 1868. 
iv. Anna C. b. Aug. 19, 1851 ; d. June 13, 1831 ; in. Jan. 22, 1880, Julius 

C. Verhceff. 
v. William A., b. Jan. 19, 1354. 

17. Hon. Ralph Porter 7 Gilbert (Anna* Porter, Mart/ Gillett, Aaron* 
Jonathan? Josiah,* Jonathan 1 ) was born Aug. 30, 1819, and died May 
16, 1891; was S. S. superintendent for about thirty years; was 
chosen deacon in 1887; represented Hebron in Connecticut Legis- 
lature in 1880: and was a member of the Senate in 1882 and 1883. 
He married, Sept. 14, 1842, Mary Lauretta Hutchinson, who was 
born Sept. 23, 1819, and died Dec. IS, 1861. Children: 



1803.] Descendants cf Jonathan GilleL 175 

i. Anna Lauretta;*. b. May 11, 1844; m. Jan. 13, 1SSG, Emerson W. 

Moore of Talcottville, Conn, 
ii. John Randolph, b. Juue 13, 1849; m. Aug. 30, 1876, Mary Cordelia 

Davis, b. June 21, 1852. Children: (1) Ralph Doris* b. Jane 10, 

1878; (2) Albert Champion, b. Feb. 13. 188] ; (3) Myron Randolph, 

b. Sept. 25, 1884. 

18. Samuel Epaphroditus 7 Gilbert {Anna* Porter, Man/ Gillett, 
Aaron, 4 Jonathan, 3 Josiah,* Jonathan 1 ) was born Dec. 9. 1821 ; mar- 
ried let, Cordelia F. Mauson, who was born June 3, 1822, and 
died Nov. 6, 1850; 2d, Dec. 7, 1852, Mary J. Mackey, who was 
born Feb. 2, 1831. Children: 

i. Frank M., 8 b. July 1, 1847; m. Oct. 20, 1880, Anna Hudspeth. A 
child : Frank J/., 9 b. May 20, 1882. 

ii. I)AyiD M., b. April 5, 1854 ; m. Jan. 29, 1878, Emma Healy, b. Aug. 
18, 1857. Children: (1) Samuel IL,* b. Feb. 8, 1879; (2) 
Roswell W., b. Oct. 11, 18S0; (3) David M., b. May 29, 1883; (4) 
Mary ])'., b. July 16, 1887. 

lii. Ida A., b. April 17, 185G; m. Feb. 3, 1880, Stephen K. Ward. Chil- 
dren: (1) Ida, 9 b. Aug. 1, 1881, d. Jan. 15. 1883; (2) Ethel M., b. 
April 6, 1883; (3) George G., b. Dec. 1, 1884;- (4) Harold, b. May 
15, 1887. 



19. William Ely 7 Gillette {Ely RJ> Ely* Aaron* Jonathan* Josiah* 

Jonathan 1 ) was born June 21, 1822. lie married in Colchester, 
May 9, 1848, Bethiah Backus, who was born in Lebanon, April 12, 
1829. Children, boriTin Bolton: 

i. Infant dan., 8 b. July 6, 1849 : lived eighteen hours. 
ii. Josiah, b. Oct. 10, 1851; d. at New Haven, June 19, 1890; m. at 
Clinton, May 2, 1888, Irene Manwaring, b. Juue 23, 1806. One 
child : Josiah Augustus, 9 b. Oct. 1G, 1889. 
lii. Lizzie, b. Oct. G, 1854 ; d. at Talcottville, from effect of carriage 
1 accident, Mav 18, 1877. 

f ' It. Maby, b. Dec. 30, 1858. 

20. Prof. Ezra Hall 7 Gillett (Ely IL? Ely* Aaron,* Jonathan, 3 

Josiah, 2 Jonathan 1 ) was born July 15., 1823. and died Sept. 2, 1875. 
Graduated at Yale College 1841 and Union Seminary 1844; pastor 
at Harlem, Is. Y., 1845-1870; D.D. Hamilton College 1864; Pro- 
fessor cf Political Economy and Ethics, University of City of New 
York, 1870-1875 ; a voluminous writer and author. lie married 
1st, Oct. U. 1851, Maria H. Ripley, who died March 28, 1853; 2d, 
June 19, 1854, Mary J. Kendall, who died Sept. 10. 1881. Children : 
i. Charles Ripley, 8 b. Nov. 29, 1855; University of New York 1874, 

Union Seminary 1880, of which institution the librarian 1883-—; 

ordained by Presbytery of New York 1886 : m. April 2G. 1881, Kate 

Van Kirk. Children: (1) Carrie Richardson, 9 b. March 9, 1883, d. 

Aug. 16, 1883; (2) Ezra Kendall, b. Sept. 24, 1884; (3) Mary 

Marshall, b. Nov. 2, 1889; (4) Charles Robert, b. June 17, 1891; 

(5) William, b. Dec. 16, 1892. 
ii. William Kendall, b. May 16, I860; University of City of New 

York 1880, of which institution Professor of French and Spanish 

1890—. 
iii. Alice Williams, b. June 7, 1871 ; d. Nov, 13, 1871. 

21 . Mary Williams 7 Gillett ( Ely H.* Ely* Aaron,* Jonathan. 5 Josiah,* 
Jonathan 1 ) was born Dec. 24, 1824, and died in Hartford, Sept. 3, 
1888. She was married May 12, 184 6. in Colchester, to Hon. Henry 
Alvofd of Bolton, who was born Feb. 8. 1819, and died May 1, 1877; 
he was a member of the Connecticut Senate in 180 1. Children : 



176 Descendants of Jonathan Gillet. [April, 

i. Louisa 8 Alvord, b. July 28, 1S47; m. Sept. 13, 1870, Arthur B. 
Carpenter, b. March 1*2, 1847, and d. Nov. 10, 1888. Children: 
(1) Mary LS Carpenter, b. Sept. 9, 1872; (2) Eatherine F. 9 Car- 
penter, b. Nov. 23, 1874, d. Oct. 28, 1838; (3) Winifred < : .- Car- 
penter, b. Feb. 10, 1S7G; (4) Sarah EJ Carpenh r. b. May 13, 1877, 
d. Oct. 13, 1888; (5) Henry TJ Carpenter t h. Dec. 17. 1878; (6) 
Champion G-'. 3 Carpenter, b. .March 25. 1881, d. Nov. 6, 18S8; (7) 
Arthur B.- Carpenter, b. Jan. 5, 1883; (8) JbAtt -4. 3 Carpenter, 
b. Nov. 16, 1886, d. Nov. 9, 1883. 

ii. John Buell 8 Alvord, b. April 3, 1849; d. July 31, 1857. 

iii. Mary Jane 9 Alvord, b. Dec. 8, 1850 : Oberlin College 1875 ; m. Oct. 
31, 1878, Dr. Byron B. Longhead, b. Jan. 29, 1847; Oberlin College 
1875: M.D. Western Reserve University 1877. Children: (1) 
Charles F.,' b. Oct. 12, 1880: (2) Mary A., b. Dec. 13. 1883. 

iv. Phebe Buell 8 Alvord, b. Oct. 19, 1S52; in. Oct. 31, 1378, E. Hora- 
tio Talcott, b. Sept. 13, 1847. 

v. Henry Clay 3 Alvord, b. April 30. 1854 ; University of City of New 
York 1870 ; Hartford Theological Seminary 1879 : pastor. Montague, 
Mass., 1879-1886, South We vniouth, Mass., 1886- ; m. Oct. 6, 1880, 
Alice C. Bissell, b. March 18, 1854. Children: (1) Jltnn/ £., 9 b. 
March 24. 1885; (2) Ruth C, b. Jan. 6. Ic89 : (3) Robert IV., b. 
Feb. 24, 1892. 

vi. Emma Gillette 3 Alvord, b. Julv 28. 1857 : m. Dec. 13, 1882, Clark S. 
Beardslee, b. Coventry, N. Y., Feb. 1. 1850; Amherst College 1876; 
Hartford Seminary 1879, and instructor in Hebrew; pastor, Le 
Mars, la;; Preseo.tt, Ariz., and West Springfield, Mass.; Asso- 
ciate Professor. Hartford Seminary, 1888-92, and Professor 1892 — . 
Children: (1) Raymond A.* Beardslee, b. Sept. 21, 18S3; (2) 
Claude GJ Beardslee, b. June 25. 1888; (3) Lyndon SJ 'Beardslee, 
b. Sept, 30, 1889 ; (4) Ruth 9 Beardslee, b. March 5, 1891. 
] vii. Carrie, b. July 27, 1800; d. Aug. 18. 1868. 

viii. Charles Hubbell, b. Nov. 23, 1861; m. Oct. 1, 1891, Clara Alice; 
Hendey. 

22. Hon. John Elbert 7 Gillette (Ely 11} Ely} Aaron* Jonathan, 
Josiah} Jonathan 1 ) was born Oct. 4. 1828. He married, June 19? 
1854, Sarah Amanda Westfield. He was a member of the New 
York Assembly 1880-1. Children : 

i. Fanny Westfield, 8 b. April 3, 1855 ; d. Feb. 21, 1856. 

ii. Jonx Westfield, b. March 9. I860; m. Oct. 31, 1888, Grace Fidelia 

James. Children: (1) lb ten Field,* b. Dec. 19, 1889; (2) John 

Westfield, b. Aug. 26, 1892. 
iii. Grace GaTzmer, b. June 21, 1865; d. Sept. 23, 1868. 
iv. Ernest Simpson, b. Sept. 18, LS73; d. Aug. 13, 1874. 

23. Salmon Cone 7 Gillette (Ely II.} Ely? Aaron? Jonathan, 5 Jo si ah? 
Jonathan 1 ) was born in Colchester, June 12, 1830, and died there 
June o, 1890. He was president of the Colchester Savings Bank. 
He. took great interest in genealogical researches ; this collection 
of family records originating with him. He married 1st, Nov, 14, 
1852, Adelaide Huntington, who died Nov. 19, 18G8; 2d, March 9, 
1870, Mary Willard of Wilton, Children : 

i. Walter II., 8 b. Nov. 12, 1855; m. June 1. 1886, Julia E. Williams. 

Children : (1) Homer IF., 3 b. April 4, 188T, d. Aug. 16, 18d7 ; (2 & 3) 

Sarah F. and Mary A., b. Dec. 27, 1887. 
ii. Helen C, b. March 7, 1860. 

24. Jane 7 Gillettk (Ely II. } Ely} Aaron} Jonathan} Josiah} Jonathan 1 ) 
was born June 19, 1834. She married 1st, Stephen H. Matthews, 
May 9, 1860, who was born Jan. 18, 1822, and died Mav H, 1875; 
2d, April 13, 1880, Darius M. Linsley, who was born July 21, 1520. 
Children ; 



]§93.] Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. Ill 

I. John Gillette 8 Matthews, b. Sept. 25, 1862; ro. Jane 28, 1800, 

IIoL-ten.se M. I/von, b. May 4, 1861. One child : Beatrice Lyon, 9 b. 

Dec. 30, 1891. 
ii. Mary Louisa 8 Matthews, b. Aug. 28, 1864; at Mount Ilolyoke 

Seminary 1880-33; teacher, Fisk University, 1886-8; missionary, 

A. B.C. KM. at Monastir, Bulgaria, 1SS8. 
iii. IToliey Pouter 8 Matthews, b. Sept. 6, 18G8. 
Iv. Anna Williams 8 Matthews, b. Aug. 20, 1874. 



ABSTRACTS OF THE WILLS OF THE MATHER FAMILY, 

PROVED IN THE CONSISTORY COURT AT 

CHESTER FROM 1573 TO 1650. 

By J. Paul Uylaxds, Esq., F.S.A., of Birkenhead, England. 
[Continued from page 48.] 

Hamlet Mather, of Radcliffe, 1609. 

9 July, 1 606 [or possibly J 608], " In the name of God, Amen. I. Hamlet 

Mather of the Parish of RadciifTe being sicke & weake in bodle but. 

praissed be God of howle & sounde mynde ec always consideringe the un- 

certaine houre of death do make this my Iaste Will & Testamente in manner 

I & forme following. Firstly and before all other thinges I doe leave my 

i soule into the handes of Almighty God my maker, and my bodie to be 

buried in the Parish Church of Radcliife and as for the goodes and cattels, 

which God hath seen fit to lende unto me, I do dispose of them as here 

followeth." Divides goods in two equal parts, one he reserves to himself and 

the other part he leaves between his 3 "sonnes, Richard, Henry and James 

Mather"; to ''Henerie" he leaves his " land at RadclifF Bridge." Small 

I bequests to "my servante mayde Anne Mather," my servante man W m 

Harrington " and " my daughter-in-law Katherine Mather wife of Henry 

Mather my son." Mentions " Richard Mather whiche I am unkell unto." 

i Executors, his 3 sons Richard, Henry & James. 

Overseers, " Bartholomew Fletcher & Randall Mather." 
Dettes which I doe owe. 
[inter alia] Imprimis: T° S r Richard Asheton kuighte zx u . 

Witnesses. Hugh Alienee clarke. John Whorrockes [Horrocks.] 
Hugh Seddon Sen r Samuell Mather with others. 

Dettes oweinge unto me Hamlet Mather, 
from James Mather, Henerie Mather, Richard Mather [probably his 3 
sous], Hugh Sharpplews, Grace Dygby [or Dygly] my aister, Hamlet 
Sandyfourth, Francis Sharpplews, Hugh Mather. 

Inventorie praised by BarthoiTi Ffletcher, Henry Walker, James Diggel 
of the parish of Prestwich & Hugh Seddon of the parish of Y° Deane. — 6 
May 1G109. Summa totalis 397 u . P. 8 d . 
Proved 15 May 1609. 



Symond Mather, of Loicton, 1609. 
In the name of God Amen the xxiij th day of November in the yeare of 
o* Lord God J'jO'J, and in the yeare of the raigne of James Kiuge of Eng- 
land the seaventh & of Scotland the xliij th I Symond Mathejr of Lowton 

VOL. XLV1I. 1 6 



178 Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [April, 

in the p'rishe of Winwick yeoman whole of mynd and sicke of body 
(thanked bee God) doe make my last will & Testament in maun' & forme 
foTIowinge, — ffirst I bequeath my soule to almightie God my redeemer & 
maker & my body to bee buried in the p'rishe Churche of Winwicke or 
Church yard in my buriall place. — ffirst I dispose of my wourldly goods 
w ch I am possessed of in this mann r following. — ffirst I give to the free 
schoole of Winwick xx' a w ch said some of money to be put unto the hands 
of the right worshiple Sr Peter Legh, Knight & to his heires to see that 
the vse of it bee payde to the free schoole of Winwicke for ever & if hee 
will not, then to returne unto my executor againe I tin I give ten pounds 
unto Burton wood Chappell to bee put unto the hands of Edmund Taylier 
& the ou r seers of the said Chappell & shall bynd themselves & theire heires 
executors, admirators & assignes for ever to pay the vse of the same some 
of ten pounds unto Burtonwood Chappell to the mentinence of Gods ser- 
vice there for ever Itm I give unto the poor, halt, blynde, & lame twelve 
shurts or Smocks during the naturall lyefe of Alice my wiefe yearly — Itm 
I give to my servant Elizabeth Twisse xx 3 . Itm I give to my servant John 
Twisse xx 8 . Itm Ellis Cleaton [Clayton] xx 8 . Itm I give to my servant 
Richard Mather xx 3 , It I give to Thomas Kobothome Curat of Winwicke 
vj\ viij d . The rest of my goods vnbequeathed my debts payd my funerall 
expences discharged, I give unto Alice my wiefe whome I ordeyne con- 
stitute & make my trustie & wellbeloved wyfe my executrix to see my will 
fulfilled & satisfied in all points. Ou r seers Thorns Corlies, John Banke. 
Witnesse hereof, John Grysse, Thorns Corlies, John Twisse & Thomas 
Robothome. 

Debts owinge unto mee Symoud Mather. 

Imprimis. Thorns Hurst, xxx'. 

It John Hasledeu of Goulborne, 

It Thorns Turner, 

It Hughe Stirroppe, 

It Richard Gloouer [Glover], 

It Richard Corlies of Pinington, 

It Wiitm Boy del of Pinington, 

It Henry Sedowne [Seddon], 

It Edward Wood, 

It John tfraunce, 

It John Crouchley, 

It Ric. Doumbell, 

It John his sonne, 

It Richard ffitchet, 

It Ric. Shawe, 

It Thorns Taylier, 

It the wiefe of Ather Asheton, 

I It the wiefe of Ric. Liptrot, 

It Ric fltraunce, 

It Thorns Boulton of Kenion, 

It Edward Parpointe, 

It Raphe Birche, 

It Thorns Twisse, 

It John Gryss, 

It Robt Grysse, 

It Ric. Grysse, 





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1803.] Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 179 

It Tho Kerfoote, xx*. 

It Join; Ainsworth & his wife, 

it John Ridyord, 

It the wieCe of Charles Baxter, 

It Tho Eden, 

It Tho Ridyord of the pale, 

It John Maddocke, 

It Wm Parr, 

It Wm. Luther ats Baines, 

It John Widdowes, 

It Symond Kay, 

It Nicholas Goulden, 

It the wiefe of Peter Hynd, 

It Richard Mather of Pyle dytch, 

It Gernice Wiuterbothorne, 

It Widdowe Wilsone of Newton, 

It Raphe Wood xl\ upon a powne. 

It Mr. Henry Byrom, ) 

& Mrs. Byrom his wife ) 

It Richard Wood, 

Proved 1-1 Dec 1 1609 by Alice Mather sole extrix. Endorsed. Be yt 
knowne unto all men that I Symond Mather of Lowton yeoman have 
kuowne the way betwixt Willm. Byrom & Thorns Corlies now in suite three 
score years & odd & neu r knewe nor hard at anie tyme Thorns. Corleis or 
his predecessors to be lett stopped molested or hindered for going that wave 
but now of late & to testifie that this is true I have sett my hand to the 
same in the prseuce of Thorns Robothome Curit of Winwicke, John Grysse 
John Twisse w th divers others. 

Inventory prased by He we Sterroppe, Thomas Turner, Thomas Corlies, 
& Richard Baxter, 7 Dec. 1609, ccxx 11 . xxix\ x d . besydes the readie money 
— vj u . xiij 3 . iiij d . 

Abraham Mather, of Radclijfe, 1613. 

" In the name of God Amen, on the one & twentieth daie of September 
in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred & thirteen. I 
Abraham Mather of Eadcliffe, Countie of Lancaster tanner, beinge visited 
by the hande of Almightie God sicke and weake in bodie, but of sound & 
p'fect minde for which praise be to God, make & ordayne this my last 
will & Testament in manner & form followinge — 

Firstly & chiefly I bequeathe my soule to God the Father to Jesus Christe 
my Redeemer through whose merrittes I trust to see a glorious resurrec- 
tion oc to the Hplie Gost the Santifier. & my bodie to be buried in decente 
Christian burialle in the parish church of Radcliffe. 

And As for the disposinge of those temporalle & worldie goods which I 
doe possess it is my will that they be divided in to two equalle p'tes — 
one parte of which I doe will & bequeath to my wyffe Jane & the other I 
reserve to myself to be disclosed off in manner & forine followinge. 

To my Brother Reginald Mather 13 u 6 s 8 d 

To Samuel Alens & his sistar Rosamund Alens 

to either of them 40 s 

To my godson Abraham Macone [Makant] lu b 

To all my god children 3 s 4 apeece. 



ISO Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [April, 

To Samuel Mather his two sonnes Samuell & 

Christopher Mather 6 3 8 apeece. 

To the poore of y e Parish of Radcliffe 40 s 

The house & grounde the which I rente from The Ryght worshipful 
Richard Assheton of Midleton I do give & assigne to my loviuge wyffe 
Jane." 

In case of his wife's death the house & grounde to come "To Abraham 
Mather my nefue, which now dwelleth with me if he be come to the age of 
20 yeares" in which case — " Abraham Mather my nefue to pay to the sayd 
Reginald Mather his unkell the summe of 6 11 . 13 9 . 4 a . 

To Samuell Mather my brother those two closurs or closes of grounds 
which layeth by Ralph Undisworth's house which my Father boughte of 
Roger Tyidesle for ever — and the house wherein I now dwell & all the 
reste of my grounde to my nefue Abraham Mather." If Abraham die all 
to his brother Reginald. 

Executrix His wife Jane Mather. 

Witnesseth Reginald Mather. Abraham Mather. John Herdman. 
William Herdman. George Kyrkman. 

Itiventorie praised by foure honeste sufficiente men. George Kerkman 
W m Macon Geffre Lomax & John Herdman on the 24 Sept. 1013. 
Summa Totalis £87. 18. 0. 

Humphrey Mather, of Wigan, 1G13. 

Humfrey Mather of Wigan. Tanner 3 May, 1611. To be buried at 
Wigan. Land leased from Gerrard Massie D.D Rector of Wigan, Wife 
Ellen — Eldest son Roger. Sons — Roger, William, James, Nicholas, 3 
Daurs, Grace, Jane, Elizabeth, Son in Law John Scotte (Stott ?"] Brother 
of \ blood Thomas Hanks Servant Henry Asmall. Cousins Wm. Gard- 
ner, Wm. Mather, Peter Marsh. Exix. wife. Overseers, Dr Marshe & 
3 cousins above named. Witnesses: Gerrard Massye. Wm Gardner. 
Peter Marsh. 

Many names in Inventory which is dated 9 Dec. 1G12. 

Proved 9 Dec r . 1613. 

William Mather* of Turtori, 1614. 

"On the 23 daie of March 1613 William Mather of Turton in the 
Countie Palatine of Lancaster husbandman, f being sicke in bodie, uttered 
his laste Will & Testamente in the followinge wordes or wordes like unto 
them — in the presence of the witnesses whose names are below written." 
He divides his property into 3 parts — 1 st part to Margaret his wife, 2 d part 
between his sons "Nicholas. John, Richard, William & James equal lie" — 
3 d part, after payment of his debts, funeral expenses, etc., to be divided 
"equallie between my three youngest sonnes — that is to saye, Richard Wil- 
liam & James Mather." 

Executors. Margaret his wife & John Mather his son. 

Witness at the utteringe of the words Alexander Horrocks. 

Inventory valued March 31 st 1614 [probably meant for 1613 O. S. as the 
will is endorsed as proved 1613] by Christopher Horrocks, James Wal- 
nighte [?] Lawrence Browlawe Junior & James Roskowe [Roscoe]. 
Summa totalis £165. 08. 04. 

Proved 28 April 1614 by all the executors. 



* This will is wrongly endorsed Nicholas Mather. 

t Husbandman at this period generally meant what we now call a tenant-farmer. 



1893.] Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 181 

Ralph Mather, of Atherlon, 1614. 
Ralph Mather of Atherton in tbe parish of Leigh. 2& Feby. !613[-14]. 

To be buried at Leigh,* Goods to be divided into 3 parts. First part to 
Elizabeth my wife. Second part equally among my children. My sons, 
Roger Mather, & Raufe Mather, my Daughters, Ellen Mather, & Margaret 
Mather. Third part to myself, for legacies, Debts &c« Residue to sod & 
daus. Ralph, Ellen, & Marg*. Mather equally. Exors Elizabeth my wife 
and Raul" my son. Overseers — Henry Greene & Symon Smith. — Item, to 
my brother John Mather, 6* 8 d to my Brother Richard Mather G s b' 1 to 
my sister Elizabeth Mather, 3 s 4 d . 

Names mentioned among Debts — Henry Denton, John Reeve, James 
Meaneley, John Rogerson, Wm. Hulton Esq. Raufe Mather my sou, Raufe 
Sothworth, Wm Hurste. John Hulton, John Houghton, Wm Echcersley, 
John Smith, cobler, The late wife of Robert Rigby. 

Inventory by John Bradshawe, Rd Sothworth, John Asiley, Chas. Greene, 
Rt. Morris, Rd. Battorsbie, 26 may 1614. 

Proved 14 June 1614. 

Ellen Mather, of Wigan, 1614. 
Ellen Mather of Wigan. widow, 30 April 1614. late wife of Humphrey 
Mather late of Wigan, Tanner, To be buried at Wigan. My son Chris- 
topher Anderton. My brother Lawrence Mandisley. My sister Jennit 
Morrice. My cousin Ellen Langshawe. Elizabeth wife of Matt Markland, 
Elizabeth wife of Peter Marsh. My six sons, Christopher, Lawrence, 
Roger, William, James, & Nicholas. Overseers to have tuition of son 
I Lawrence, & also of s d Roger, W m . James & Nicholas Mather, my younger 

I sons. Roger to be a tanner. 

Exor. Christopher Anderton. 

Overseers. D n Gerrarde Masseye D.D. Rector of Wigan & Peter Marsh 
of Wigan, Gent. 

Witnesses: Peter Marsh. Matt. Markland. Thos Briggs. 
Proved 7 Sept 1614. 

Govjther Mather, of Wimcick, 1616. 

Gowther Mather of Winwicke husbandman 2 June. 13 James 1615. 
To be buried in my buriall within the parish church of Win wick. Goods 
to be divided into 3 parts, one for myself, the other for my wife & the 
thud for my son Thomas Mather, in regard the rest of my children viz. 
Margaret & Jane my twodaurs. already have had good portions. To duur. 
Jane Burton 5s. To daur Margaret Bretherton 5s. To Margaret Holcroft 
my grau&daur, 1 black cow stirke of a year old. To Thomas Mather my 
grandson, I lamb &c. To Margerie Mather my mother in Lawe os. 
Residue to wife Anne Mather. 

^Exers. Sou Thorn 8 . Mather & Gre^orie Frend, Gent. Witnesses 
Nicholas Scaresbricke, Adam Coller, & Thomas Golden. Persons named 
antler debts &e. Matthew Bretherton. Exors of Rich. Milner, Gather. 
Mason. Wm Towers. The officers at Winwicke, Thomas Golden, M r 
Gregorie Frend, which he disbursed for me abt. my suit with John Kerfoote 
35s. Tho. Golden, Hy. Towers, Ily. Sothworth, Rosier Par, Humfrey Parr. 

Inventory 10 June 1615 bv adam Coller, Henry Towers, Matt. Brether- 
ton, & Tho. Burton £100. 3.9. 

Proved 13 Oct. 1616, by Thomas Mather. 

The renunciation of Gregory Friende is enclosed in the will. 

* He was buried at Leigh church in May, 1614. 
VOL. XLYII. 3 6* 



182 Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [April, 

Ellis Mather, of Toxteth, 1617. 

In the name of God Amen. I, Ellis Mather of Toxteth within the 
Countie of Lancaster within the Retilme of England husbandman, bein "i in 
p'fecte health & memorie praysed bee God for y e same, yet calling to mynd 
the uncertaintie of mans life & that there sir 1 bee no contention or variance 
about those goodes which it hath pleased God to best... we on mee here, I 
do therefore ordaine & make this my last will £ testament in manner & 
forme following. First I commit my soule into the handes of Allmightie 
God, hoping by the sufferings of Jesus Christ to be saved & to enjoy a joy- 
full resurrection with the reste of Gods children vi; so to be blessed for ever- 
more. 

Item I will that my bodie be committed to the Earthe in honeste comelie 
burriall. Item, my goodes"& chattels landes & tenements debts whereso- 
ever due & howsoever, my wili ys that they be disposed of In manner & 
forme following, viz my messuages & tentes with all bowses barnes & build- 
ings etc in Toxteth with all other my landes & tenements goodes & chattels 
to bee put to the ordering & disposing of my trustie & well beloved friendes 
William Banester of Liupoole [Liverpool] Alderman, William ffoxe of 
Toxteth, Handle Mather my unkle & Myles Mather my brother to the 
uses hereafter mentioned & noe otherwise, viz the moitie of my house & 
grounds in Toxeth to be oekunyed & used to the behoofe of Myles Mather 
my eldest son. The said Myles paying to my younger children the full 
wholi summe of twenty e pounds of Lawfull Englishe money to be devyded 
by equal p'portion among them at such tyme as he shall come to the full 
age of twentye & one yeares. 

Item: the other moitie to the use & behoofe of Elizabeth my wyfte for 
& towards the education & bringing up of my children in the feare of God. 

Item. My will ys that my Lands & buildings in trie. Speake fielde bee 
used & ockupyed to the moste commoditie & profit of Richard, Thomas, 
William & Edwarde my naturall* children during all my tearme of yeares 
& Interest in the same & what further tearme may be had in the same to 
be to the p'fermente of my sonne Richard. 

Item: My will is that my goodes & chattels be devyded into 3 parts, 
the first part whereof I give & bequeath unto Elizabeth my wyffe; the 
seconde to ray children; the thirde I reserve to myself out of which be- 
sydes my bringinge out & discharging of my debts, the residue I give & 
bequeath unto my aboveuarned younger children. 

And to the end this my laste will c-c testamente accordinge to ray desyre 
may be p'fonned I doe appoiute & ordaine the abovenamed W m Banester 
& W m ffoxe my true & lawfull executors hoping they will bee faithful & 
trustie herein. Item, ray will & Desyre is that my brother in law Thomas 
Hodgsorin would be pleased to be overseer of this my will & Testament to 
see the same in all pointes p'formed. — mv hand & seal the xv daie Sept. 
A D. 1616. 

Debts oweinge unto mee. 

John Tarleton on reckoninge between hvm & me 50 u . 

W ln Griphith for a mare & a colte 4. 

Alexander Warde of Boulton 12 9 

Richard Partington for a mare to paye at Mich. 1617 3 U . 

Ned Reshton 20 8 

Bartin Mather my unkle due at purificato 1617 7 U . 

* Natural here does not mean illegitimate. 



1803.] Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 183 

John Windle oweth 10 li to Bartholeinew Thomson ) 
which I am suretie for. / 

My brother Hodgson about 4 li . 

Dettes oweinge by mee. 
To M r Darbie of Liu'poole 13 !i . 

! Witnesses Edward Rushton Ellis Mather 

Thomas Woodes [this is only a copy] 
1617. A true and perfect Inventorie of goodes & chattels of Ellis Mather 
of Toxteth, as they were prysed & valewed by John Walker, W m Horrockes, 
W ra Gill & Myles Mather the xix daie of Dec. 1616. 
Summa totalis 134 11 . 2, 11. 
Proved January xxx. 1616[-17] by Executors. 



John Mather, of Astley, 1617. 
'''John Mather of [Astley in] the p' rishe of Leigh. 25 May, 1617. 
To be bury ed. in my parishe church of Leighe* in my owne buryall [place] 
there as neare vnto my wyflte as may bee." After debts paid " one halfe 
of my goodes amongst all my fy ve children and also that my three youngest 
children have every one of them 20 3 over and besides their parts." Residue 
of other part to said children. Lamberte Partington of Tyldesley and 
Thomas Withington of Astley Exors. 

Debts which 1 owe 
| Roger Younge 

Lamberte Smethurste 

John Gest 

ux. Thome Rysley 

Lamtle Partington 

Jane Worsley liij 3 . ii] d . ob 

Gyles Dunsteere to be paid at Martinmas 

Mr. Henrie Trapes, [Trapps] 

Lamberte Tyldesley 

Christopher Astley 

William Hope 

Debts oweinge to me 
James Astley 
George Holcrofte 
John Walkden 

Witnesses : 
Lamberte Tyldesley 
Robert Cluarthe [Cleworth] 
Tho. Morse. 
Inventory £64-2-8 prvsed & valued bv Christopher Astley, Hughe 
Mather, John Walkeden & Symond Mather, 29 May, 1617. 

Proved by Executors, 4 July, 1617 (called of Astley in the parish of 
Leigh). 

Thurstan Mather, of Bindley, 1619. 
Thurstan Mather of H'mdley. 22 February, 1618-10. To be buried 
at Wigan, Son Philip. Lease from Xpofer Stanynoght & others. My wife 
Margery. My 3 children llamphrey, Jane and Elizabeth, Grandchild Gil- 
bert. Exors, wife Margery, son Philip. Overseers, my master Mr. 
Abraham Langtou, & friend Wm. Latchford. 

• He was buried at Leigh Ciiurch 4 29 May, 1617. 



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184 Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. [April, 

Witnesses : Ja. Massye, Adam Aspull, Wm. Latchford, Randle Latchford, 
Abraham Langton. 

Inventory 8 April, 1619, by Peter Langton, Wm. Langton, Richard 
Greene of Hiud'.ev, yeoman, Rich' 1 Ashton of Abraham yeoman, £135 : i : 0. 
Proved 24 Nov. 1610. 



Richard Mather, of Bedford, Lancashire, 1021. 
Richard Mather, of Bedford, Leigh, 17 January 1620[-1.] To be 

buried at Leigh.* All lands tents &c in Bedford to Allyce my wife during 
her life, if she remain unmarried — if she marry or live unchaste ecc then &c 
to the heirs of my own body. Failing to Hugh .Mather, son of Hugh Mather 
of Tildesley & his heirs male, failing to James, another son of the said 
Hugh, failing to Thomas another son of the said Hugh, failing to John 
eldest son of the said Hu^h. failing to the right heirs of the said Hugh. 
I give to Ellen Cawdall my sister, wife of Tho 5 Cawdall the sum of 20% 
Rest of goods to Alice my wife & I make her exor. 

Debts owing to me Richard Mather. 

First. Ellis Greene oweth me for bord wages of himself for one 
quarter of a yeare after three pounds the yere the some of xv s . 

Jtem. Hugh Mather my father-in law vi h . 

Inventory 20 March 1620, £59 10. 10. by Christ Astley, John Ouldham, 
Thomas Nailer, W m Crompton. 

Proved 22 March 1G20[-21.] 

1 Joanc Mather, of Warrington, Widow, 1621. 

"In the name of God Amen, on the laste daie of September in the yeare 
of our God 1021. I Joane Mather, of Warrington in the Countie of 
Lancaster wydowe, sicke in bodie but of good & p'fecte minde God I 
thank therefore doe make & ordayne this my laste will & testament in man- 
ner & form followinge. 

Before all other thinges I leave my soule into the hands of Allmighty 
God the Father. — -to Jesus Christe the son my redeemer & the Holie Ghost 
the spirit my sauctirier & my bodie to the earth from whence it came. 

Item. I give & leave to Sister Hyde, £10 

" " " ' k my brother W m Brock. £10. 

" « " " " " Ric d Brock of Bunbury, £10. 

" " " " his daughter Mary Brock, one of my beste 

gownes & £5 in money. 

I give & bequeathe to Joane Bowdeu als. Johnson one fether bed one 
coveringe one blankett & one greate potte also one Petticoate & one 
nnd r coate which I usually weare." - 

A small bequest to "my <?od daughter Jane Gryce." "The reste & re- 
mainder of ray goodes moveable and immoveable quick & dead 1 will & 
bequeath to W m Brocke my nephewe & his children." 

Executors: "My brother Richard Brocke & nephewe W m Brocke." 

Witnesseth. John Wright, Lawrence Shepherd, John Bulling, W m 
Brock, Anne Hyde, Joane Bowden. 

Invent, by Lawrence Massie, John Dunbabyn, Ric d Toppinge & Richard 
Boardman. * l 8t Oct 1621. 

Sum.ma totalis 219 H . 

* He was buried at Leigh Church, IS March, 1620-21. 



1803.] Abstracts of Wills of the Mather Family. 185 

John Mather, of Newton in Maker field, 1624. 

John Mather of Newton in Makerfield [in the parish of Winwick] 
yeoman 22 March 20 James [1625]. To be buried at Winwick. Thomas 
son and heir apparent under age. Margaret my now wife. John Mather 
of Lowton my natural father to have property in Newton and Golborne 
during the minority of Thomas. Immen Mather my daughter named. 

Witnesses Thomas Liptrot, Henry Byrom. 

Inventory " praysed by foure honeste men " Hy. Byrom, Richard Baxter, 
John Johnsonne, & Thos. Storrope [Stirrop]. 1 April 1624. £55. 10. 8. 
An addition to the inventory made 28 Mar. 1625-6; in it are mentioned 
John Mather father of the deceased, Richard Mather his youngest brother, 
Jane Hasleden his sister in law, Wm Mather his brother. Thos Mather, 
Roger Greene his brother in Law & his children, John Ridyard, blacksmith, 
Margaret Mather and his Fellow Churchwardens [of Winwick]. 

Proved May 1624. 

Raphe Mather, of Warrington, 1625. 

Raphe Mather of (Conies Corner] Warrington yeoman. 
Inventory 13 Oct 1624. £231. 17. 6. 

His father-in-latvs house. House at Conies corner. Richard Baxter. 
Goulden Cooke. John Cooke. Peter Spakeman. M r [or W m ] Bispham. 
Ellen Spakeman, his sister-in-law. John Higginson. Thomas Miller. 
Peter Spakeman's field. Raphe Mather of Radcliffe Bridge. John Cook 
of Winwick. Thomas Highfield. James Boyde. W m Mather & wife. 
Thomas Mather his father. Margery wife of s d Thomas. John Dvtchfield. 
M r [or W m ] Brooke. 

Appraised by Thomas Bisphome. Nathan Ash worth. Geffrey Wilkin- 
son. Henry Mather. 

Proved 19 Sept. 1625. 

Richard Mather, of Lowton, 1626. 

RiCHAHD Mather of Lowton, yeoman, 21 st Sept. 1626. One third of 
lands etc to Catherine, my nowe wife for life. The other two thirds to my 
son John Mather during the life of s d Catherine, & after her decease my 
eon John to have all lands etc to him & his heirs for ever. Son Nicholas 
Mather. 

Exors John Mather, son. 
^Overseers Hamlet AVarburton my son-in-law & Hy Winterbothome of 
Kenyo»: Sen 1 . 

Witnesses: Nicholas Mather. John Mather. John Winterbothome. 

Inventory by Hy Byrom, John Mather, Geo Darwell, Hy Winterbothome, 
29 Sept. 1026. £52.' 8. 8. 

Proved 12 Oct, 1626. 

[Tc be continued.] 



Respect for Ancestors. — They who care nothing for their ancestors are 
Wanting in respect for themselves • they deserve to be treated with contempt 
by their posterity. Those who respect and venerate the memory of their fore- 
fathers will be led, not by vanity hut by filial afi'eetion, — by a pious reverence to 
treasure up their memories. — Hon. William Whiting, LL.D. 



186 The Snow Genealogy. [April, 



THE SNOW GENEALOGY. 

By Mrs. M. L. T. Alden, of Troy, N. Y. 

[Continued from page 86.] 

2. Mark 8 Snow (continued). 

The will of his wife, Mrs. Jane Snow, is as follows: 

The Will of Jane Snow. 

I In the name of God, Amen. I. Jane Snow, widow, of Harwich, being weak 

of body, but of sound and disposing memory, blessed bo God for it, do make 
this my last will & testament in manner following; That is to say, first and 
principally, I resign my soul into ye merciful Land of Almighty God, my Creator, 
assuredly hoping through ye merits of my blessed Savior to obtain the pardon 
& remission all my sins ; and my hoO.y I commit to the earth whence it was 
taken, to be decently buried at ye discretion of my executors hereafter named. 
And as for the temporal estate that God has given me I dispose of it as followeth : 

Imp. I give to my son, Nicholas Snow, my Casin and ewer, and small brass 
kettle and one spit. 

ft. i give unto my son Thomas Snow, one copper kettle. 

It. I give to my son. Prince Snow, my great iron kettle. 

It. For my cattle, my will is that they be equally divided among all my chil- 
dren. 

It. I give to Anne Atwood a pewter wine cup, and a dram cup, & a sucking 
bottle. 

It. I give my cabinet unto my grand child Jane Nickerson. 

It. I give my little trunk unto my grand child Jane Snow. 

Furthermore my will is, that ye rest of my moveable estate be equally divided 
betwixt my two daughters, Mary & Sarah. 

Furthermore, I do appoint my sou Nicholas Snow, and my brother Jonathan 
Sparrow, for to see this my last will performed. 

As witness my hand and seal, this twenty and first day of December, 1703. 
Signed, Sealed & delivered her 

iin presence of us. J axe -f Snoyy*. 

Mary Sparrow. mark. 

Martha Cobb. 
The above will proved. July 2, 1712. 
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3. Mary 3 Snow (Nicholas 1 ), born about 1 GOO. probably in Plymouth; 

married about 1650 Thomas Paine, who came from Kent, England, 
in 1622, and was then aged " 10 or 12,'' and who died in Eastham, 
where his children were born. Mr. Josiah Paine writes: ''Mary 
Snow, who married Thomas Paine, I think was among the eldest of 
Nicholas Snow's children. She was doubtless a very remarkable 
woman. Her son John, to whom wc are indebted for much 
respecting her, was lavish in his praise of her. Her seven sons ail 
I were men of character, and highly respected in towns in which they 

settled. Four of the grandsons were ministers." **.■#« \i j s 
quite strange that Nicholas Snow did not give the names of his 
daughters in his will. It could not have been for his dislike of them, 
for those whose history has reached our time appear to have been 
women of the first order. Mary (Snow) Paine died in 1704. and 
her distinguished son, Dea. John Paine, great grandfather of John 
Howard Payne, left in verses much relating .to her, showing she 
possessed many excellent traits of character." Children: 



1893.] The Snow Genealogy, 187 



i. Mary Pains, m. James Rogers, son of Lieut. Joseph Rogers of the 
Mayflower band, Jan. 11, 1G70. He d. in 1678, and she again m. 

Israel Cole, son of Daniel and Ruth (Chandler) Cole of Eastham, 
April 24-, 1079. By both husbands she had live children. Israel 
Cole was the wealthiest man in Eastham of his time. He died in 
1724. His wife then dead. 
ii. Samuel Paine, b. about 1052; ra. Patience, dau. of Mai John and 
Mercy (Prence) Freeman of Eastham, Jan. 31, 1682. lie d. Oct. 
13, 1712. He had nine chileren. He lived in Eastham. Descend- 
ants widely scattered. Ancestor of Josiah 1'aice, Harwich. His 
widow d. Eel). 15, 1.745. 
iii. Thomas Paine, b. in the year 1057: m. for his first wife, Hannah, 
dau. of Jonathan and Phebe (Watson) Shaw, Aug- 5, 1678. She 
d. July 24, 1713, aged 51. He m. for his second wife. Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Eairs of Boston. March 8, 1714-15. He d. at Truro, where 
he settled June 23, 1721, aged 04. He was a prominent man. He 

I had fourteen children. 

iv. Elifzak Paixe, b. March 10. 1058. 

v. Elisha Paixe, ra. Rebecca Doane, dau. of John and Abigail Doane 

I of Eastham, Jan. 20, 1685. He resided in Eastham, Barnstable, 

I and Canterbury, Conn. He d. at the latter place Feb. 4, 1735. 

His wife d. very aged, Dec. 19, 1758. He was a prominent man 
in Canterbury. He had three sons, who were Newlight ministers. 
He had ten children. Descendants scattered. The late Hon. 
Abraham Payne of Providence, E. I., was a descendant. 
vi. John Paine, b. March 14, 1000-1: m. for his first wife Bennet Eree 
man, dau. of Maj. John and. Mercy (Prence) Freeman, March 14, 
1689. She d. MavSO, 1710. He in. for his second wife, Alice, dan. 
of Nathaniel ancf Hannah (Prence) Mayo. March 3, 1719-20. He el. 
at Eastham, now Orleans, Oct. 20, 1731, aged 70 years. She snr- 

1 vived him, and d. Oct. 12, 1748, in her 03d year. He was an eminent 

citizen of Eastham. He had by both wives eighteen children. 
John Howard Payne, the author of " Home, Sweet Home/' was a 

I great grandson. 

vii. Nicholas Paine, m. Hannah Higgins. dan. of Jonathan and Eliza- 

I betli (Rogers) Higgins, and settled in Eastham. He d. in 1733. 

His wife Hannah d. Jan. 24, 1731-2. He had seven children. His 
only sou, Philip, d. unm. at the age of 21 years, 
viii. James Paine, b. July 6, 1005; m. Bethlah'Thacher, dau. of Hon. 
John and Rebecca (Winslow) Thacher of Yarmouth. April 9, 1091. 
He settled in Barnstable, Mass.. where he d. Nov. 17, 1728. His 
wife, Bcthiah, d. July 8, 1734. He had seven children. His son 
Thomas, b. April 9, 1694, graduated at Harvard Colleire, and set- 
tled in the ministry at Weymouth, was the father of Hon. Robert 
Treat Paine, the distinguished lawyer, and one of the signers of 
the Declaration of Independence. 
be. Joseph Paine, the youngest son. m. Patience, daughter of Jonathan 
and Hannah (Prence) Sparrow of Eastham, May 27, 1091. He 
settled in Harwich, that part now Brewster. He was one of the 
founders of the First Church in Harwich in 1700 He was a 
prominent man. lie d. of a fever Oct. 1. 1712. His widow ra. 
John Jenkins of Barnstable, Nov. 28. 1715. She d. Oct. 28, 1745. 
He had eleven children. His descendants widely scattered ; many 
reside in Maine. Prof, J. K. Paine, of Harvard College, is a 

f descendant. 

I x- Dorcas Paine, m. Benjamin Viekerie of Hull, Mass.. about 1689. 

She d. at the birth of her youngest child, Oct. 30, 1707. She had 

| seven children. 

I 4. Sarah 2 Snow (Nicholas 1 ), horn probably in Plymouth, about 1G.32; 

married Jan. 25, 1654-5, William Walker, of "Eastham. born 1620 
in England. — (See Walker Genealogy.) Freeman's History of Cape 
Cod, Vol. II., page 307, says ho caiuv over in 1635, aged fifteen; in 
Eingham, 1636. He died at an advanced age. His will was proved 



188 The Snow Genealogy. [April, 

1703. His name is on the list of those able to bear arms in 1G43; 
admitted to freedom June 3, 1656. Tradition says he lived on the 
North Bank of the great Fond, about 500 yards west of his father- 
in-law, Nicholas Snow. I cannot find when his wife died. Children: 
i. John 3 Walker, b. Nor. 24, 1655; killed by the Indians in their as- 
sault upon Eastham in 1676. 
ii. William 3 Walker, b. Oct. 12, 1657; d. young, 
iii. William 3 Walker, b. Aug. 16, 1659. He d. January. 1743-4: m. and 
had: (1) William* b. 1692-3; (2) Mehitable, m. John Knowles: 
(3) John; (1) Si'tanna. m. Jonathan Collins. 
iv. Sarah 3 Walker, b. July 30, 1662 ; not mentioned in her father's will, 
v. Elizabeth 3 Walker, b. Sept. 28, 1004 ; spoken of in her father's will 
by her maiden name. 
. vi. Jabez 3 Walker, b. July 8, 1608, d. 1742 : m. Elizabeth . and had : 

(1) Eichard, 4 b. June 12, 1695, m. Joanna Tomline of Xeedham; 

(2) .Rejoice, b. May 13, 1097. m. Joseph Leven of Plymouth: (3) 
Mary, b. Sept. 14. 1699, m. John Berry of Yarmouth ; (4) Jeremiah . 
b. Sept. 17, 1702, m. Esther Tomllu; (5) Mere-j, b. November. 

1704, m. Nathaniel Smith of Harwich: (6) Jabez, b. , m. 

July, 1748. Sarah Atwood of Erovincetown; (7) Sarah, m. 
Nathaniel Higgins, Aug. 7, 1727, second wife; (8) Patience, m. 
Oct. 15, 1747,' William Chase of Harwich. 

5 

o. Lieut. Joseph 2 Snow (Nicholas 1 )^ born probably in Plymouth, about 

1631; married once, at least, Mary -. He died Jan. 3. 1722-3. 

His wife was alive in 1717. Children, born in Eastham: 

Joseph, 3 b. Nov. 24, 1671. 

Benjamin, b. June 9, 1G73. 

Mary, b. Oct. 17, 1674.; dead in 1717. 

Sarah, b. April 30, KJ77. 

Ruth, b. Oct. 14, 1679. 

Stephen, b. Feb. 24, 1681. 

Lydia, b. July 20, 1684. 

Kebecca, b. Dec. 4, 1086; unm. in 1717. 

James, b. March 31, 1689. 

Jane, b. March 27, 1C92 ; either she or her sister Mary m. a Hamilton, 
and had a child, Rebecca Hamilton, alive in 1717, while the mother 
was probably dead, as she was not mentioned in Lieut. Joseph 
Snow's will. 
28. xi. Joseph, b. Nov. 27, 1694. 

The Will of Joseph Snow, of Eastham. 

In the name of God, Amen. The twenty-third day of November, 1717. I. 
Joseph Snow of Eastham, in the County of Barnstable in the province of Massa- 
chusetts Bay in New England, yoeman, being stricken in years, and not knowing 
how soon it may please the Lord to put an end to this my frail and mortal life, 
& being yet sound in knowledge, memory, & understanding, do make this my 
lost will and testament in manner & form following; that is to say first of all I 
recommend my soul to the mercy of God in Jesus Christ, and my body to the 
earth to be decently buried at tie: discretion of my executors hereafter named, 
and as to Mich worldly estate as I have, I dispose of, give ^ bequeath in manner 
following; that is to say after my just debts & funeral charges are paid. 

I give ^ bequeath to my two grandsons, namely, Nathaniel Snow o>c Joseph 
Snow, to them, their heirs and assigns forever, one half of my lot of meadow at 
Lieut Island, next the southerly side of said Island, near the great rock: that is 
to say, one third of said half to Nathaniel, and two thirds of said half to 
Joseph. Also I give to them my sd two grandsons, and to their heir- and assigns 
forever, equally alike, one third part of my wood lot, of upland, on the southerly 
side the fresh brook, laid out & set to me in the last division of land. 

Item, I give & bequeath to my son Benjamin Snow, and to his heirs <£ assigns 
forever, one quarter part of my lot of Meadow lying on the southerly side of 
Lieut. Island, near the great rock. Item, I give to my son Stephen Snow, ana 



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to bis heirs & assigns forever, one third part of my meadow at Silver Spring, 
with one third part of all my upland there adjoin! tig. Item, I give to my son 
James Snow, and to his heirs & assigns forever, one quarter part of my lot of 
meadow, lying on the southerly side of Left. Island, near the great Rock, and 
also one third part of my meadow at Silver Spring, with one third pan of all 
my upland there adjoining. Item, I give to my son Josiah Snow, and to his 
heirs and assigns forever, all my homestead or house lot, with all my housing. 
only In ease my wife Mary Snow out lives me. then she shall have the use and 
Improvement of third part thereof during the time she continues to be my 
widow, also I give to my son Josiah Snow all that plain lot of land, adjoining 
to my homestead, laid out in the former division and also my tenement lot ad- 
joining, laid out in the former division; also my wood lot laid out in ye last 
division on ye southerly side of the Fresh Brook; also my plain lot laid out in 
ye last division near my homestead; also all my part of meadow at Left Island, 

! •called a money share in the division of meadow; also one third part of ray 

meadow at Silver Spring, with one third part of my upland there adjoining 
all to him ■& his heirs & assigns forever. Item I give unto my daughter 
Lydia Lincoln, and to her heirs and assigns forever, one third part of my 
wood lot of land in the last division on the southerly side the Fresh Brook. 
Item, I give to my wife, Mary Snow, my best bed and the bedding thereto be- 
longing; also, I give her one cow & six sheep, and all her wearing clothes both 
woolen <& linen. Item All the rest of my personal estate, I give one half part- 
thereof equally to be divided among my four daughters & grand daughters, 
namely, Sarah Young, Lydia Lincoln, Ruth Brown, Rebecca Snow & Rebecca 
Hamilton, and the other half part thereof to and among my four sons, and two 
grandsons, namely Benjamin Snow, Stephen Snow, James Snow, Josiah Snow 
and my two grandsons, namely, Nathaniel Snow and Joseph Snow between 
them, to have one equal part with my said sons, and in case my right in common 
meadow should ever be divided, then my said sons & grandsons to have the 
same equally alike among them to their heirs & assigns forever. 

And I constitute & appoint my aforesaid son James Snow, executor of this 
my last will & testament. In witness thereof I do hereunto set my hand and 
seal the day & year above written. 
Witnessed, signed, sealed & declared mark 

to be his last will & testament in the Joseph J Snow. 

presence of bi£ 

Joseph Doane. 
Mary -f Doane. 
John Shaw. 
Barnstable Co. Records. 



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[To be continued.] 



THE ORIGIN AND ANCESTRY OF REV. THOMAS 

HOOKER. 

A paper prepared by Commander Edward Hooker, U.S.N. , and read before the 
Hooker gathering, August, 1892. 

From whence came Rev. Thomas Hooker? Of the origin and 
ancestry of Rev. Thomas Hooker, we have no knowledge what- 
ever, beyond the probability that his father's name was Thomas, and 
that his father had a brother named John. 

It has been asserted that Mr. Hooker was born at Marfield, 
Leicestershire, England, but no authority is given for this assertion, 
and the most exhaustive searches having utterly failed to produce 

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190 Ancestry of Jteu. Thomas Hooker. [April, 

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any evidence corroborative of this assertion, the conclusion was 
reached many years ago that the assertion was incorrect, while the 
inquiries made seem to show conclusively that Kev. Thomas Hooker 
had nothing' whatever to do with Marfield. 

Wiiile the Marfield story is -wept away, a mere myth of the past, 
no evidence has as yet been brought to light which gives any posi- 
tive information as to the region from which Mr. Hooker came or 
the family to which he belonged, and, in the absence of all positive 
information regarding this matter, the only course to pursue is to 
collate such suggestive data as can be found, and present it in as 
concise form as possible, that those who wish may deduce from it 
their own conclusions. 

From a period ante-dating the reign of King Henry VIII. and to 
a time long after the "'Restoration," there was in the South of Eng- 
land a noted family of Hookers. They were possessed of wealth, 
rank and social position, and they intermarried with England's proud 
old families. 'They were scholars, disputants and authors whose 
books, written three hundred years ago, are today found as valued 
books of reference in the larger libraries. 

From some points in these books we learn that while they were 
loyal to their King and undoubtedly recognized the divine authority 
of the kingly office, they gave careful thought to sociological matters 
and entertained what may be considered as at that time advanced 
sociologic ideas, as, — that the people were the proper source of 
power ; that society was constituted for the greatest good to the 
greatest number; that all men were equal before the law. 

Some time before Rev. Thomas Hooker was born there was pro- 
duced a* written constitution for governmental purposes, and this 
constitution must have been a revelation to these liberal-minded 
students of sociology in the south of England, for it embodied the 
ideas which they entertained. It elucidated the theories which they 
had advocated. It was a solution of the social problem to which 
they had, with doubtful success, devoted careful thought and labori- 
ous study, and there can be no doubt, even if no evidence existed of 
it, that this embodiment of their social ideas gave great satisfaction 
to these liberal sociologists and was carefully observed by them. 

This old constitutional government continued until Ion"- after the 
Connecticut Colony had been founded, and their cannot be anv ques- 
tion that Thomas Hooker and the other founders of Connecticut 
Colony were thoroughly acquainted with this older constitution and 
the success attending its working, and doubtless they had this clearly 
in mind when they adopted the Connecticut form of government so 
nearly upon the basis of this older constitution, if indeed they did 
not have a copy of that older constitution before them when they 
worked out their social problems and established their governmental 
forms and methods. 

Here then we have a noted family of Hookers, possessing the 



1893.] Ancestry of Rev, Tkomtis Hooker. 191 

same characteristics for which Rev. Thomas Hooker was noted, 
entertaining the same sociologic ideas which he entertained and to 
which he gave force in the Colony of Connecticut. And around 
this family of Hookers we find towns, villages and parishes, bearing 
names which are familiar to us as names of Connecticut towns. And 
here too were found families having names which we find in Mr. 
Hooker's company, and among the founders of Connecticut. 

In this family of Hookers we find that the stock names were 
John, Thomas, Richard, Roger, Dorothy, Joanna, Mary — -the very 
names we find in Thomas Hooker's family. 

There is little question that Rev. Thomas Hooker's father was 
named Thomas, and in that family of Hookers we find a Thomas 
Hooker, born about the middle of the sixteenth century, and who 
was probably between thirty and forty years of age when Rev. 
Thomas Hooker was born. 

The Rawson family, in seeking their pedigree, find as one of their 
ancestors, John Hooker, a brother of the father of Rev. Thomas 
Hooker. And in this south of England family of Hookers we find 
a son John, brother of the Thomas before mentioned. 

The intimate personal friendship between Thomas Hooker and 
John Pym can scarcely be questioned. They were of the same age, 
entertained the same sociologic views, and advocated the same 
theories and the same reforms. And many years ago the assertion 
was made that Anna Hooker, the wife of John Pym, was a sister of 
Rev. Thomas Hooker, and the assertion was also made that Rev. 
Thomas Hooker's wife was a sister of John Pym. 

Anna Hooker, the wife of John Pym, however, was the daughter 
of John Hooker, and therefore could not be the sister of Rev. 
Thomas Hooker, whose father was named Thomas ; but she may 
have been a daughter of that John Hooker who was a brother of 
Rev. Thomas Hooker's father, and thus have been an own cousin to 
Rev. Thomas Hooker. Of that, however, we have no positive in- 
formation. 

We have no evidence that assures us that the wife of Rev. Thomas 
Hooker was the sister of John Pym ; but in view of the relations 
existing between the two men, and in the utter absence of all infor- 
mation as to who the wife of Rev. Thomas Hooker was, together 
with the fact that John Pym's wife was a Hooker, and the possibility 
that she may have been a cousin of Rev. Thomas Hooker, we may 
reasonably consider it at least a possibility that Rev. Thomas 
Hooker's wife was a sister of John Pym. 

The seat of the Pym family was in the south of England, and 
at not a great distance from the seat of this Hooker family ; and, 
though we have no positive evidence upon the matter, we may, from 
the similarity of characteristics and the community of sentiments, 
very properly conclude that the two families were well known and 
intimately associated with each other, and there is a strong proba- 



192 



Certificates of Head Rights, Ya. 



[April, 



bility that Anna Hooker, the wife of John Pym, was from this 
Hooker family in the south of England. 

So far as known, no evidence exists that positively assures us that 
Rev. Thomas Hooker belonged to that family of Hookers, but this 
suggestion is presented very forcibly to us. If Rev. Thomas Hooker 
did not belong to that family of Hookers, then we have spread out 
before us one of the most wonderful chapters of coincidences the 
world has ever produced. 

The following chart of probability is based upon the data from 
which this paper has been prepared : 



Roger Hooker, 
Devonshire. 



Key. Richard Hooker, 
Author of Ecc. Polity. 



John Hnok«\&» 
Devonshire. 



I 
Mary Hooker, 

married 
John RusseU, 
Leicestershire. 



John Hooker, 
Somersetshire. 

i 



Thomas Hooker 
Devonshire. 



Rev. Zachary Hooker, 

Rector of St. Michaels, 

Cathays, Cornwall. 



Hooker, 

married 
Richurd Perne. 



Anna Hooker, 

married 
John Pym, 
Somersetshire. 



Rachael Perne, Hooker, 

married married 

Edward Rawson, Dr. Geo. Alcock, DO). 
Colonial Secretary. London. 



Rev. Thomas Hooker, 
New England. 



Dorothy Hooker, 
married 
John Chester, 
Leicestershire. 



V 



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CERTIFICATES OF HEAD RIGHTS IN THE COUNTY 
COURT OF LOWER NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. 

By J. Henry Lea, Esq., Cedarfcurst, Fairhaven, Mass. 
[Continued from page 71.] 

15 Apr. 1651. — Gertf. granted to Henery Barbowe for 50 acres for his 
own traus. 

f.hid.-^Cevtf. granted to Richard Joanes for 100 acr:es for trans, of George 
Woohal & Charles Mo%e*. 

28 Apr. 1651. — Gertf. gratited to James Thelabail (33) for 500 acres for 



1893J Certificates of Head Eights, Va. 193 



trans, of 10 psons, vizt., John Aris, Robte Winter, Wm: Aunger, AHex 
Masse, Sarah Miucher, John Glover, Anne Meale. John Milleger, Antony 
Wilkeson & Allex Mouse. 

15 Aug. 1 651. — Certf. granted to John Godfrey (40) for 250 acres for trans. 

of 5 psons, vizt., William Lumbers, W m Sherman, Samuel A lad, Susan 
Hall & Anne Coleman. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to xpofer Burrowes for 240 acres for trans, of 5 
psons — Henry Halstead, Mary Tyler, John Townsend, Eliz : Churcheth & 
Thomas Lawton. 

30 Oct. 1651. — Certs, granted to Savill Gaskin for 150 acres for trans of 
3 psons — Ann Byard, Donking Glass & Margarett Hodges. 

Ibid.— Certf. granted to Lancaster Lovett for 200 acres for trans, of 4 
psons — James fflahartie, Garrett Burrey, Sarah Thompson & John kirke. 

Ibid.- — Certf. granted to Job Chandler for 300 acres for trans, of 6 psons 
vizt, Job Chandler, Allexander Simprecks, Daniel! Gerdan, Archiball 
Wahoope, Rose Springe & Humfrey Twilley. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to John Walford for 50 acres for trans, of Judith 
Watson. 

Ibid,— Certf. granted to Thomas Willoughby (41) Junr. for 350 acres for 
trans of 7 psons vizt., Jane Latham, Amy White, Edward Nickson, John 
; Dawyes, John Moeby, John Potter & John Pea.de. 

Ibid.-— Certf. to same for 850 acres for trans of 17 persons — Richard 
Barker, ffrancis Doue, ffrancis Vaughan, Ambrose Alford, William Church- 
man, Thomas Bately, William Createn, Maudlin Parker, Wm : Amison, 
Joane Smith, Tobias Juman, Manuell Dolveere, William Deane, Anne 
Watkins, Thomas Soeby, Henry Howst, & John Vinton. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Ensigne Thomas keeling for 250 acres for trans. 
of 5 psons viz. James Lyncey, Henry Bond, Robte Sorrell, ffrancis Seere & 
Elizabeth Billings. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to William Basnett for 450 acres for trans, of 9 
psons — Robte Peirsopher& his sonne, John Hasnett (qu. Basnett/?) Thomas 
Dickson, Martin Cole, Anne Morris, Elizabeth Bouclen, Gilbert ifeneh & 
Richard Sutton. 

Id Dec. 1651. — Certf. granted to William Daynes for 300 acres for trans. 
of six Negroes. 

J bid. — Certf. granted to Edward Hall (42 ) thelder for 400 acres for trans of 
8 psons — Darnell Needham, John Jenkins, Daniell Doone, Anne Graues, 
William White, Elizabeth Huttebell, John White & Katherine Simpson. 

Ibid.-rr-QerlL granted to Henery Woodhouse gent, for 400 acres for trans. 
of 8 psons viz. John Smith, Peter White, Edward Parrett, James Riccard, 
Mary a maide servant, John Hopwood, Dorbis Sexton & Hona Maria 
Hendrickson. 

^ JUd.—Certi. granted to Thomas Allen for 250 acres for trans, of 5 psons 
viz. himselfe, Griffin Gwin, George Beasley, Henery Shade & Sarah a 
maide servant. 

15 Jan. J651[-2],— Certf. granted to Richard Pinner for 150 acres for 
himselfe, Mjlieent Simonds & Sarah Terv. 

1 June 1652. — Certf. granted to Simond Handcocke for 200 acres for 4 
psons vizt. Randall Hewett, John Cooper, Simon Robinson & George Gay. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to same for 200 acres for James Outhery, George 
.Hudson, Peter Weldinge & Richard Bitoge. 

16 Aug. 1052. — Certf. granted to Jsacke Morgan (43) for 150 acres ior 
trans of 3 psons vizt. himselfe, Mary Shewell & Anne Littleton. 

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194 Certificates of Head Eights, Va. [April, 

15 Oct. 1652. — Certf. granted to John Chandler for 150 acres for 3 psons 
vizt. himselfe, Edmunde Maydunoe & Thomas Kelly. 

11 Dec. 1G52. — Certf. granted to George Asball for 350 acres for 7 psons 
Richard Walker, Leven Butler, Raffe Synes, Thomas Cheswell, John 
Banks, William Panyer & Mary Storey. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Robert Capps for 200 acres vizt. for 3 psons 
himself, Robte Springe, Jsabell Hingle & John Gregman. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to John Hatton for 300 acres for 6 psous viz. John 
Harris, Edmund yeomans, John Searle, James Jenkins, xpofer Vaughan & 
Thomas Atkinson. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Richard Sternell for 550 acres for 11 psons 

vizt. by himselfe transported 4, vizt. Richard Tompson, Richard Joanes, 

j Daniel! Pulson & John Rey; by ye assigmt: of John Lownes — Wm : Eale, 

George Gosdon, Mary a Negro, Henry Lambert, Mary Gouldsmith, John 

Lownes & his wife. 

Ibid. — -Certf. granted to Bartholemew Hoskies for 50 acres for trans of 
Thomas Routirige. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Thomas Hall for 100 acres for 2 psons vizt. 
Owen Daniell de John Kelson. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to John Godfrey for 50 acres for trans of Alex- 
ander Grwinn. 

17 Jan. 1652. — -Certf. granted to John Bigge for 100 acres for 2 psons 
vizt. John Bigge & Joseph Hutt. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Thomas Goodrich gent for 1250 acres for 13 
psons, 9 whereof ye sd Goodrich hath assigned unto Peter Sexton, vizt. 
himselfe, Anne his wife & 7 negroes. 

Ibid.-— Certf. granted to John Sidney, gent., for 100 acres for 2 psons 
viz. Thomas Everard & Bridgett Ellenor. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to John Porter thelder for 200 acres for -4 pson3. 
Sarah Smith, Robte: Peaeoeke, Daniell Douglas & Daniell Macklude. 

16 Feb. 1652.— Certf. granted to Thomas Browne for 100 acres for trans 
of himselfe & Anne his wife. 

Ibid.— -Certf. granted to Si mood Peeters for 50 acres for trans of Alice 
Springwell. 

Ibid. — -Certf. granted to Richard Hargraue (44) for 50 acres for one 
person {not named). 

15 Apr. 1653.— Certf. granted to Edmund Bowman for 200 acres for 4 
persons vizt. himself, Thomas Scarbrooke, Richard Knight & Edward 
Powell. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Laurence Phillipps for 300 acres for 6 persons 
vizt. Anneffinch, Mary Stanton, John Cause, John Miller, William Stevens 
<fc Richard Harlowe (The 2 first assigned over to Robte Woody e). 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Lewes ffarraall for 100 acres for 2 persons vz. 
Allexander frorman & Elizabeth Price. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Thomas Smith for 250 acres for 5 persons vizt. 
Elizabeth Kewer, Thomas Smith, Sarah Smith, Jane Smith & Elizabeth 
Smith. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Leift. Coll. Cornelius Loyd for 300 acres for 6 
persons vizt. Witt y e Souldier, Thomas Lewes, Lewes Morgan, Two Scotch- 
men & Susana a maide servant. These six assigued to Bartholemew Hos- 
kins. 

• Ibid. — Certf. granted to Robte Woody for 50 acres for transportation of 
himselfe. 



1893.] Certificates of Head Rights, Va. 195 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Thomas Willoughby Jun T for 800 acres for 16 
persons viz. Mary Bennett. Allexander Bell, John Bell, John Gore, Joseph 
Toogood, Peter Bauden, James Wichard, Richard Draper, Joiin Muckeallen, 
William ffell, Paul Trigge, Grace Trigg, John Sarridge, Daniell Snoddy, 
Matthew Hancoeke & George Hill. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to John Rigge for 100 acres for 2 persons viz. Mary 
Sburlocke & John Rigge. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted tc Elizabeth Sibley vid. for 650 acres for 13 persons 
vz. Mary Evens. Barbara Carter, Anne Blacke, James Milicent, David 
Southerley, Thomas Shrewe, Allexander Macke Allestre, Andrew Wolson, 
John Greene, John Peate, Arthur Watson, William Hall, Thomas Dunton — 
all assigned to Jasper Hodgkinson. 

16 May 1653. — Certf. granted to Giles Collins for 100 acres for 2 per- 
sons viz. Nathaniel Wilson & John Everitt. 

Ibid.. — -Certf. granted to Iiobte Powes for 250 acres for 5 persons viz. 
Robte Powes sen., John Powes, Marv Tudman, James Miller & William 
Griffin. 

Ibid. — Certf. to John Custis (45) for 100 acres for trans, of Davy Tompson 
& George Such. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to John Godfrey for 50 acres for trans, of one 
maide servant assigned to him by John Holmes. 

Ibid. — 'Certf. granted to Simond Comix for 650 acres for 13 persons vz. 
Jane Cornix, Martha Comix, & William Cornix, Thomas Cornix, Jane 
Simons, William Patience, George Lawson, Plummer Bray, John Jennings, 
John Sealey, Thomas Gregory, John Turner & John Brocke. 

15 June 1653.— Certf. granted to George kempe for 200 acres for 4- per- 
sons vz. Dorothy Wineoth, Peter Joyce, John Blunt & Nathanell Gibbs. 

I bid.— Qevti. granted to William Robinson for 200 acres for 4 persons 
vz. Win Robinson sen, Wm Robinson Jun r , Susanna Robinson & Daniell 
Makey (assigned to George Kempe). 

15 Aug, 1653. — Certf. granted to George Gleane for 250 acres for 5 per- 
sons — vizt. himselfe, Mary his wife, George Ciane y e yonger (sic), Anthony 
[Clarke & Anne Maston. 
Ibid. — Certf. granted to William Johnson (46) for 50 acres for trans, of 
ff ranees Thompson. 

Ibid. — Certf. granted to Mary Burro wes for 100 acres for 2 persons vz. 
John Towusend & Elizabeth Chackett. 

11 Nov. 1653.— Certf. granted to John Taylor for 350 acres for 7 per- 
sons vz. Win: Savige, Anne Savige, ffran: Savige, Robte Savige, Wm : 
Kinge, Joseph Dozerell & Mary a maide servant. 

2-j Dec. 1653. — Certf. granted to Simond Overzee, merchant, for 450 
acres for trans, of 9 persons vizt. W T m. Andrewes, darbye kelly, Anne 
Breake, Christian Christiance, Margarett Sibble, Wm : Hill, Theopfailus 
Rogers, Addam Christiance & Katherine Eale. 

Ibid. — Certf. to John flinch for 50 acres for his own transportation. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Richard Joanes for 50 acres for trans, of John Make- 
fashion. 

Ibid. — Certf. to John Smith for 250 acres for 5 persons vz. himselfe, 
Anne Smith, Gyles Smith. John Chase & Thomas Duke. 

J bid. — Certf. to Lemuel Mason, gent., for 250 acres for 5 persons, vizt. 
Robte -Bucklar, Thomas WiTmot, James Meroy, Phillipp Browne & Blacke 
Jaeke. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Christopher Rivers for 150 acres for 3 persons vz. A.nue 
Jackson, William Morris & Thomas Morgan. 



196 Certificates of Head Rights, Va. [April, 

Ibid. — Certf. to James Johnson for 300 acres for G persons vizt. Mar- 
garett Cray, Elizabeth Hughes. Elizabeth Wirableton, John Prescott, Rich- 
ard Joanes & John Owens. 

10 Jan. 1653. — Certf. to Richard Joanes for 100 acres for Charles Hodges 
& Charles Waheb. 

15 Feb. 1053. — Certf. to Thomas Greene for 300 acres for G persons vz. 
Jane Harvey, Thomas Harvey, John Haule, William Scott, James Brad- 
shawe & Thomas Browne. 

22 Mar. 1653. — Certf. to Thomas Daynes, gent., for 300 acres for 6 
persons — Mary Jackson. Edward Deuse, Robert Meale, Joane Porter, 
Thomas Potter & Edward Barnes. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Lancaster Lovett for 100 acres for 2 persons — Archbell 
Hunter & Gabriell Johnston. 

IS Apr. 1654.- — Certf. to Moses Linton for 200 acres for 4 persons — 
Penelope Gilbert, John Bradshawe, Dorothy Bright & Augustus Addison. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Richard Withurst for 200 acres for Allexander Rose, 
Daniell Maswillo, Douugh Gomogh & Margarett souleman. 

22 June 1654. — Certf. to Richard Conquest, gent., for 100 acres for John 
Gray & Sarah Miller. 

15 Sept. 1654. — Certf. to Edmund Bowman, m T chant, for 450 acres for 
Margarett Bowman, Sarah Bowman, Garthred Bowman, ffrancis Cutur, 
Elizabeth Durham, John Ay agin (or Agagin), Davye Line, Jane Miller & 
Mary Price. 

Ibid.— Certf. to John Pigott (47), m r chant, for 150 acres for Richard 
Goldstone, John Aylett & Richard Gardner. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Thomas Wright for 300 acres for Mathew Smith. John 
Magdeiwell, Jane skate, Mary Ralph, Thomas Ward & Mathewe Roods. 

21 Sept. 1654. — Certf. to Cant. Thomas Willoughby for 300 acres for 
Alice Willoughby, Thomas Willoughby, Elizabeth Willoughby, Edward 
fletcher, Edmond Dowland & Thomas Gee. 

Ibid. — Thomas Bridge (48) for 250 acres for Thomas Pickrell, Wilt 
Griffen, John Mickey, William Stanley & George Armestrong. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Lemuel Mason, gent., for 50 acres for trans, of Mabill 
a maid servant & assigned to v e Capt. Willoughby. 

15 Nov. 1654. — Certf. to Henry Snayle for 100 acres for Ann Hewes & 
Richard Power. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Timothy Jues (Ives) for 100 acres for himself & Mar- 
garere his wife. 

15 Jan. 1654. — Certf. to John Greene for 200 acres for Richard Greene, 
katherine Greene, ffrancis Teeling & Abigail Turner. 

15 Feb. 1G54. — Certf. to James Thelabal'l for 200 acres for Anthony 
Wilkinson, John Glover, John Griff en & Anne Neale. 

Ibid. — Certf. to same for 100 acres for John Miliigen & Anne Masten. 

16 Apr. 1655. — Certf. to William Langley (49) for 50 acres for John 
Thompson. 

15 -lYov. 1055. — Certf. to Henery Westgate for 250 acres for John Browne, 
Morgan Jones, Mathew Henderson, Ellen Westgate, his now wife, & 
Thomas Woolmer w cb said Tho: Wooimer was formerly j)ved due by oath 
of Mr. Mason. 

4 Jan. 1655. — Certf. to Josias Townsend for 100 acres for himself & his 
wife. • 

Ibid. — Certf. to Jm q Johnson for 1 00 acres for himself & Jaue his wife. 

Ibid. — -Certf. to George Johnson for 50 acres for his own trans. 



1803.] Certificates of Head Bights, Va. 197 

\o Jan. 1655. — Certf. to Tho: Hallaway for 150 acres for Alice Coley, 
Sara Xemeerall & Margaret Riall. 

Ibid. — Cerfcf. to Stephen Key for 250 acres for himself, Elizabeth his 
wife & Win: Buckeland. And by Lanill Gaskin for 2 persons Elizabeth 
his wife <fc Jaraes Mullekens. 

15 Feb. 1655. — Certf. to CapL. ffran : Emperor for 250 for John Town- 
send, Charles Blaucherell, Jn° Scott, Elizabeth Churche & Elizabeth 
Barne. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Mr. John Martin for 550 acres for Daniel Hoser, 
Rich d : midleton, frau : Gray, Hen : Smith, Simon Cooks, dorethy Mason (50), 
Jn° Andersbe, Wm: Blacke, Dauid anderson, Wm: shawe & Hendrick 
henderson. 

lo Apr. 1656. — Certf. to Mr. Robert Butt for 150 acres for Andrew 
Sheres. Bartho: Brail & Margaret Allen. 

15 May 1656.— Certf. to James Simons (51) for 100 acres for James 
Towerson & Jn° Webster. 

17 Nov. 1656. — Certf. to George Kempe for 50 acres for Eliz: Leclcole. 
Ibid. — Certf. to W m : Brasnett (52) for 50 acres for his Wines transport. 
Id Jan. 1656. — Certf. to Ben: forby for 150 acres for James Damster, 
Gbill: nelson & Elizabeth Leese. 

16 Feb. 1656. — Certf. to Lankaster Louett for 200 acres for Richard 
fiarreli, Thomas starbridge, Elizabeth Pall & Elizabeth Thornedon. 

15 June 1658.. — Certf. to Jane Home, widow, for 100 acres for Edward 
Browne & Mary heathly. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Roger fountlyne for 100 acres for himself & Mary 
Wright his wife. 

16 Aug. 1658. — Certf. to Elizabeth Stratton, widow, for 300 acres for 
Elizabeth Watkins, Will Damson, Edmund Moore, Elenor Edwards, 
Danell freesell & Jn° power. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Wm. Broocke for 200 acres for himselfe, his wife & 2 
children. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Mr. Tho: Willoughby for 200 acres for 4 persons, viz. 
(blank). 

15 Sept. 1658.— Certf. to Mr. Edward LLoyd for 1500 acres for 30 
psoas vizt. — ■' 

Jn° La bazart Alice Paine Donach Ochosse 

Jn° Kirkson Donach Oquirin James Elliott 

Jn° deronseany Donach Oswiilwaine Jasper m dtwised 

Wm: Scott ferdinando Batte Jran Bennett 

paul mealbo Rich: Moshe Ann Scapes 

Robt: Grimes Jn° Boubs — — Trpwell 

Walter Grimes Math: fisher Edward Deane 

Jn° a Scotchman meo Broadway Elizabet Siluester 

Edward Lloyd Ann Gould William Jn°son 

Alice Lloyd Patrick Scott Marmaduke warrington 

Ibid. — Certf. to Thos: Dier for 100 acres for Wm: Merrida & Ann 
Craford. 

Ibid. —Certf. to Mr. Wm : Daynes for 300 acres for Hugh Bibion, Bridget 
Edwards, Martha Stocks, Dane a Welchman, Wm : an Irishman & Teug 
Kelly. ' 

^ Ibid.-— Certf. to Mr. Tho: Browne thelder for 200 acres for Briggett 
Straggs, Alice Michcli, Ellin Probart & Martha Harvy. 



198 Certificates of Head Eights, Va. [April, 

ifoUr-Certf. to Mr. Wm: Vascombe (53) for 200 acres for William 
Vateening, Steuen Marks, Donacb Bryan & Martha Druen. 

15 Feb. 1658. — Certf. to Mr. Wm: Moseley for 250 acres for Rice Jones, 
Wm: Coxcraft, Andrew frisle, Ann Comfort & Joseph (blank). 

15 Apr. 1050. — Certf. to Mr. Tho: Edmunds (54) for 400 acres for 
himself, Brigett his wife, katherin & Elizabeth Edmunds his 2 daughters, 
Jn° & Richard Edmunds, Alice Baker & Ann Graunte. 

Ibid. — Certf. to George Ashall for 300 acres for Roger Heyward; Thomas 
Lowe, Jeames heath, Robert Ashle, Penelope Browne & (blank) mensbe. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Mr. Edmund Bowman for 500 acres for Tho: Dyer, 
Rich : Ellis, Jn° Kelley, Margaret Jones, James Bunn, Rich: Warman, 
. Howell {blank), Jose Jenkins & Bryan Goodall. 

15 Aug. 1659. — Certf. to Wm. Goldsmith for 200 acres for his wife, 
Thomas Stanley, Lidia Richardson & Rich: Ilartwell. 

Ibid.- — Certf. to Manassas Porter for 300 acres for 6 psons vizt. 
By Mr. Jn° Porter sen r Catherin Barrek 

" Mr. Jn° Porter Jn r Arthur Steeuens 

" Tho: Cartwright Luke Bona 

" Tho: Alexander himself & Ran: Jones 

" Wm: Goldsmith Rich: Bachelor 

6 persons in all. 
l 

Ibid. — Certf. to Mayor Lemuel Mason (sic. qu. Major?) for 200 acres 
for John Symonds, Tho: Burnett, Jouothan Garnett &, (blank) Burfeild. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Adam Keeling for 150 acres dew his father Lieut. Tho: 
Keeling for transp. of Lucasquenesero, Griffin Prier & Ju° Raspe. 

16 Aug. 1659. — Certf. to Mr. George Bateman for 700 acres for Mr. 
Bateman & his wife, Anne Jennings, frances Downes, these 4 to Alex r : 
Massy; Thomas Newton (55), Wm : Cooper, Joane Mew & Thomas Ifadley 
— these 4 to Mr. Biggs; Daniell Mackey, Adam Bellamy, Richard Dront, 
Jn° Strong, Jn° Mackay & John simpson. 

15 Feb. 1659. — Certf. to Mr. Edward Hall for 250 acres for Jn° Lewe3, 
Rich: Knappe, Mary Dawn, Ann Williams & Rich: Dudley. 

I Mar. 1600. — Certf. to George Tattney for 200 acres for himself, his 
wife & two children. 

15 May 1661. — Certf. to Abraham Elliot for 250 acres for himself & 
Alice his wife, Elizabeth Elliot his dauthr, Alice Elliot his dauthr & Wm : 
Riggesby. 

15 Oct. 1661. — Certf. to William Wilson for 50 acres for Robert Mackrery. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Michaell Laurdner for 250 acres for James Tooling, 
Sarah Edicke, Rich: & nicholas wiiliams & Arm Breale. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Mr. Tho: willoughby for 350 acres for Ann Harris, 
Margaret Jones, Eliz : Dauis, Eedy wormer, Mary Hill, A negro boy called 
Jack & a negro woman called Joaue. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Tho : Harding for 350 acres dew to said Harding & 
Walter Huckstepp for transp. of Ann Moore, Robt : Backer, Jn° Mantle, 
Walter Huckstepp, Edw: Huckstepp, Ann Huckstepp & Jn° Relse. 

II Nov. 1661. — Certf. to Richard Joanes for 300 acres lor Thomas 
Burke, Morgan Walkings, Elizabeth Wascote, John Harris, Dimnogh 
Jakey .& Margarett Mysiuge. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Richard Smith for 50 acres for trans, of David Kelley. 
Ibid. — Certf. to ffraneis fiieetewood for 50 acres for John Mouth & 
| assigned by Thomas Harding. 



1893.] Certificates of Head Eights, Va. 109 

15 Feb. 16G1. — Certf. to Edmund Bowman for 200 acres for Joane 
Gritfin, Daniell Meecb, Robte: Brigga & Walter Turner. 

15 Apr. 1662. — Certf. to ffrancis Sayer {o£>) for 100 acre3 for James 
ffardinand & Elizabeth Laney. 

15 Nov. 1GG2. — Certf. to Richard Selby for 250 acres for himself & 4 
negroes vizt. Lebo, Besse, nanne, & Dicke m d — himself & one negro Leboc 
is assigned over to Win : Basuett. 

15 Apr. 1G63. — Certf. to Joan Yates, widdow, for 100 acres for Abell 
fflewellen & John Sparkes. 

17 Aug. 1663. — Certf. to William Capps for 200 acres for Edward Har- 
land, Edward Templeman, Anne Le Marque & Duk a Negro. 

Ibid. — Certf. to Wm : Basnett for 150 acres for his wife, Martha ifen- 
nell & Penellope Burt. 

Ibid. — Certf. to John Bray for 200 acres for John Brave, Richard 
Bource, Thomas Tall & Elizabeth Barnes. 



NOTES. 

39. Jame9 Theleball, a mat! of some standiug in the Colony and a Church- 
warden, was a French Hugonot, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Lieut. 
Francis Mason, by whom he left sons Francis and James and daughters Mar- 
garet and Mary. His will tinted 9 Apr. 1092 was proved 15 Sept. 1093. His 
widow Elizabeth's, dated in 1702, was proved in 1709. 

40. Will of John Godfrey, Planter, dated 5 Aug. 1708, pro. 15 May 1710, 
n?mes wife Mary, sons Matthew & William & daus. Amie & Anne Godfrey & 
Mary wife of James Whithurst; Wit. Richard Butt, Jr., Daniel Godfrey, Moses 
Ball, Samp n Power. (Register, Bk. x.. fo. lo9b.) His widow, Mary Godfrey 
of Elizabeth River, by Deed of Gift dated 15, recorded 16 Aug., 1717, gives dan. 
Amy. wife of John Hatchings of Princess Ann, marriner, two negroes. Wit. 
Nathaniel Hutchings. Daniel Hutchings & Catterine Godfrey. 

41. Thomas Willoughby, gent., was the only sou of Ensign Thomas Willoby, 
and was born 25 Dec. 1632, and educated at the Merchant Tailor's School, Lon- 
don. (Critic, 13 Jan. 18S9.) The father, Ensign Thos Willoby. merchant, 
came oat in the Prosperouse in 1610, and was 23 years of age in 1624-5 (Hotten, 
p. 243). He is thought by Mr. E. E. Salisbury (Critic, op. cit.J to have been 
perhaps the son of Thomas Willoughby of Wateringham, Kent, and the grand- 
son of Thomas Wilioimhby of Draw Rochester. Certainly a Thomas Willough- 
by of Rochester, aged 27, was a passenger, 6 July 1626, on ship Peter and John 
for Virginia, and, as he is spoken of as an old settler returning to the Colony, 
we cannot doubt that he was the emigrant of sixteen years before ( Virginia 
Carolortim, p. 46, Sainsbury's Calender of Va. State Papers). He was a promi- 
nent man in the Colony, a Member of the Council and a large land-holder. 

Tin: will which follows is no doubt that of the widow of either the elder or 
younger Thomas Willougby, probably the latter:— 

Will of Sarah Willougby of co. of Lower Norfolk. wid°, sick; Dated 15 Sept. 
proved 17 Feb. 1673: Two children Thomas and Elizabeth willoughby sole 
Legatees ± Exrs & they to be in care & tuition of Lemuell Mason, Ju° Porter, 
Sey', Wm: Porter and george newton whom J request to bee ouerseers & .-aid 
george newton to Line in the house to haue a Care of the Estate, butt nothing 
§ to bee Done w^out Consent of said Lera. Mason, Jno Porter sr. & Win. Porter; 

daughter Elizabeth all apparell & Child bead Linnen; each Overseer a morening 
Ring; the Girle susanna a Cow & to haue her well Cloathed; Wit. Elizabeth 
Tht.-u.-baU, francis Mason and Margaret Mason. 

^ On reference to my friend Mr. Leland L. Duncan of Lewisham, a gentleman 
thoroughly conversant with Kentish topography and genealogy, he assures me 
that there is not and has never been, such a place as " Draw Rochester." and 
su^ests the probability that this has been a clerical or typesetter's error in the 
I Critic for Dtan of Hoc/water, and calls my attention to the following pedigree, 

i from the Visitation of iOlO, in the Arehiologia Cantiana, and which is repeated 

in Berry's Kent Genealogies (p. 0) :--- 



200 Certificates of Head lights, Va* [April, 

VISITATION OF KENT. 1619. 

Arms: Quarterly. 1 & 4, WillouqTiby, Frettv, Or Sc Az.) 2 & 3, Fremling, a Chevron 
between 3 Helmets. 



Thomas Willoughby, ex anthua— Alicia filia Tho. 
familia in p'vlncia Lincolniensis | Wood de Haillcy 
Sacra Theologise P'fessor et j in co. Suff. 
Dt'canus Itoffensis. 



! !!l 

Thomas WiIloughby=Joanna fil. Wili'mus Anna Alicia 

tie Watringbury. j et. unica haer nupta nupta - — — 

John's Fremling ■ Manning. Downey 

de Maidstone. (Downing in 

| Harl. Ms. 1432). 



I I ill 

Fremling=Kathrina fil. Petru's—Martha fil. Eunicia Thomaa 

Hen. Crispi nupta Stcph. 3 fil. 



Willoughby 

de Dvtton 
fil. et hae 



Ric. Brewer Willoughby 

de Ditton. de Addingtou. 



de Thanet. ^cott de 

Halden. 2. Anna. 



Martha. Maria. 3. Godley. 

Arch: Cantiana, Vol. IV. 



A very hasty search of the Calendars of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 
gave me three wills of the Thomas Willoughbys, which follow, and of which the 
first is certainly that of the Dean in question whose name heads the pedigree, 
and the putative grandfather of the emigrant: the second is perhaps his son 
Thomas, who married Joanna Fremling (Chidington and Watringbury are only 
a few miles apart in the southwestern part of the County) ; he names only four 
children, but possibly the two younger daughters predeceased their father; the 
third will seems, however, beyond a doubt to be that of the grandson Thomas 
of the Dean, as given in the pedigree, but its superficial nature, as a nuncupative 
will, forbids any certainty as to whether or not it is the Virginian returning, 
from Ids voyage of ten years before, to his native land to die: The " else 
where" of the- will may, or may not, refer to bis possessions in Virginia. The 
whole question is a most interesting one, and will probably be capable of linal 
I solution. 

1531. Thomas Willoughby thelder, Dean of Rochester 1 July 1581 ; To be 
buried in the body of Cathedral Church of Rochester next unto Dean Philipes, 
my predecessor, & a stone of marble & a script or writing engraved in brass & 
fixed in ; to son Thomas all my latin Greek & Ebrewe books & he to be obedient 
to his mother, my wife: son-in-law Edward Manning of Graves Inn & my dau. 
Anne Manning; son-in-law Jeff. Downes, my dau. Alice Downes & her children; 
Edward, my dau. Mannings son; wife Alice; sou Edw. Manning Exor. : Ad. 
de bonis iss IS May 1582 to relict Alice the Exor being deed, (ah hac luce 
migravit.) P. C. C. Tirwhlte 20.* 

1596. Thomas Wiilonghbye of Chidingstone, Co. Kent, Esq., lyeing in his 
house in the feilds nears Lincolns June in Co. Middx., being sick in Bodye did 
make his last will & Testament nuncupative as f olioweth &c : to wiefe & my fewer 
children I hadci by her to whom I haue not geven anye thinge by my will to 
haue Surplusage of sale of lands &c & by profitts of suche leases as J haue be- 
queathed & made vnto eerteyne personnes in trust; Pro. 5 July 159G by Extrx. 
named in person of her Atty, Thomas white X.P. P. C. C. Drake 53. 

1686. Memorandum that Thomas Willoughby late of Osthamf in the Co of 
Kent, gentleman, deed., being sicke &, weake in body, with an intent to declare 
his last will & Testament nuncupative, or by word of mouth, did vpon Saturday 
being the Three & Twentieth Dale of Apriil. one thousand six hundred Thirtie 
Sixe vtter & speake the words following or the like in effect, the said Mr. Wil- 
loughby speaking to Mr. William Brewer, who then come to visit him, desired 
him to call in his wife, Mrs. Julian Willoughby, &. his brother Mr. Peter Wil- 
loughby, '&., sh.ee coming in, said to her Jill, J make thee my whole Executrix & 
give yon ail the goods J have hoer or anle where els for my children are yours 

* I am indebted to the courtesy of Mr. H. F. Waters for the abstract of this important 
■will. 

t Otham is probably intended, a village in the southwest part of the County near Maid- 
etoce, and not far front Chidington and Watringbury. 



1893.] Certificates of Head Rights, Va. ~ 201 

& 3 know you will have a care of them, Which words were soe declared with 
the intent abouesaid in the p'n'ce of the said Mr. William Brewer & the said Mr. 
Peter Willougliby; Pro. 17 June 1636 by Extrx named P. C. C. Pile 77. 

42. Mr. Edward Hall was one of the Commissioners for the Co. in 1663. Gov. 
Berkeley in a letter recorded 15 Oct. of that year says of him, <; nr Hall J heare 
is auncient." 

43. Isaac Morgan entered his name at Court, according to Act of Assembly, 
to go to England, 3 Jan. 1641. 

41. The deposition of Richard Hargraue, seyr., asced 60 years or there about, 
sayeth that ye Deponent was a servant to mr. Henrij Saywell deed ic. Sworn 
16 Apr & rec 1(3 Aug. 1672. 

45. John Custis of Rotterdam, of Irish extraction, was in Northampton 
County, Virginia, in 1640. He had six sons Thomas of Baltimore in Ireland, 
Edward of London. Robert of Rotterdam (a tavern keeper there whose daughter 
married Argoll Yeardiey sou of the Governor, about 1649), and John, William 
& Joseph of Virginia. John, the son, was Sheriff of Northampton Co. in 1664 & 
in 1676. Major General during Bacon's rebellion & his estate of Arlington on 
the Eastern Shore gave its name to the well known Custis estate near Wash- 
ington. ( Jlead.es' Old, Churches & Families of Virginia, op. cit. NeilVs Virginia 
Carolorum pp. 208-9.) It is probably the son John who occurs, being the only 
mention, as far as the writer is aware, of the family in the Norfolk Court Re- 
cords, hi a List of Tithables in Accomack Co. 1680, occur Col. Jn° Custis 7 in 
family, & (Capt.) Wm: Custis with 6 members.. (Accomack Court Bee. Bool: I., 
fo.2llj. ' 

46. Will of William Johnson, tailor, dated 1 Oct., was pro. 17 Nov. 1656; 
name his 3 children William, Richard & Mary, friend Stephen Horsey. Mr. 
Richard Yeats, brother Mr. Thomas Phillips in Marke Lane (London), friend 
Nickolaus Mason Exor. ; Wit. John Pead & Th : Staulijg. (Beg. Book vi.. fo. 
15-3 6. j 

47. Power of Attorney from ffrancis Welles of St. G-iles-in-the-fields, co. 
Middx., Gentleman, to friend John Pigot of Virginia, Merchant & Citizen £ 
merchant taylor of London, to recover debts &c in Va. Dated 7 Sept. 16,52 & 
Rec. 1 June 1652. (Book iiL, fo. 12.) Will of Sarah Piggott of psh. of Lin- 
haven (qu. if widow of the preceding?) dated 1 Apr., pro. 15 May, L689 ; names 
grandchildren Mary & Susanna Moseley, George & Edward Hancocke, sons of 
William Hancocke, ffrances Hancocke, William &, Edward Moseley, & the last 
named to give a years schooling to grandsons Simon, Samuel, Edward & George, 
sons of William Hancocke; sons Robert & Simon Hancocke Res Legs & Exors ; 
friend Jn° Carraway &, sonn Simon Overseers; Wit. Edward Moseley & Jn° 
Moseley. (Book ixl (called "Wo. 5") fo. 99.) She had evidently been for- 
merly the wife of Simon Hancock, planter, who died in 1624 (See note 13). 

48. Power of Attorney of Roger ftletcher of Boston in N"ew Eugland, mer- 
chant to loving friend Thomas Bridge, merchant, for all debts in Collony of 
Virginia, dated 7 Oct. 1646 at Boston, Witnesses Robert Child & Dan: Gookin, 
Rec. 16 Dec. 1647. 

Whereas it is Credably given out that Roger ffletcher, merchant, is cast away 
through the casuality of the Sea, comeing from new England hether, &c a Com- 
mission granted vnto Thomas Bridge on said decedents^estate on behalfe of the 
Orphanes of said decedent. ( See Savage 11., 143.) 

^ A Thomas Bridges was in the Muster of 1624, aged 12 years, then at Capt. 
Samuel Matthews' plantation at James City. He came out in the Marmaduke in 
1623 as a sarvant. (I£otlen,p. 231.) 

49. Lemuel, son of William Langley, Planter, of Co. of Lower Norf. has 
Deed of Gift of a Cow from Lemuel "Mason of same, gent., being his godsonne, 
dated 1 Aug., rec. 2 Sept. 165L 

•50. Probably the Dorothy Mason whose marriage with Col. Thomas Lambard 
has been already noticed. (See note 29. ) 

51. James 'Simons adjudged guardian of Mary, daughter of John Tucker, 
" who is departed from the country these several! yeares," being her Unckle, she 
to serve him 'till 16 years of age & to be instructed". Rec. 16 July 1604. 

52. Probably not identified with the William Basnett who occurs 1651 and 
1660, as the latter claims head right for wife 17 August 1663 q. r. 

33. Thomas Tooker, an Orphan <L Sonne of Thomas Tooker dee'd, to be in 
tuition of William V'ascombe for 7 years & to be bred to the trade of a Cooper. 

VOL., XLVil. 18 



202 Origin of Certain Names ending in "man." [April, 

51. Power of! Atty from Jn° do Potter of amsterd' in yc province of holland. 
m r chant, to sister Briclgett Edmunds, wife of Tho : Edmunds of Eliz; b ■:': I 
in Virginia, vintner, &c. Dated 10 Mar. 1G53 & fecorded 18 Dec 1059. 

55. Perhaps the Thomas Newton of Accomack Co., whose deposit i m 22 May 
16G3, then aged about 36 years i- found in that Court. (Ac:. Ct. /.'■'•• Book J.. 
fo. J.) He occurs with family of two persons iu List of Tithables of that j ••-•. 
A Thomas Newton also occurs as early a.s May 1UU7 in the Eecords of 3 
ampton Co. (before bhe se] aration from Accomack), Lad wife Mary in 1G 
was still living' iu Feb. 1643-4, but of course not identical with the preceding. 
(Northampton Ct. llec. BoGk, Ino.fo.). 

50. Major Francis Saver married Frances, widow of Mr. George Newton, 
after the death of the latter in 1604, and was himself deceased before l: 1 . .'. 
1708, when inventory of his estate was taken by his widow Frances to w 
administration was granted. 

Perhaps the Elizabeth Laney should be Elizabeth Ganey. (See not on v:\ll •:/ 
Margaret Cheeseman in Air. H. F. Waters' s Gleanings, in this Number of :' 
Register.) 



THE ORIGIN OF CERTAIN NAMES ENDING IN "MAX" 

By Arthur Amory Codmax, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

In the thirty-sixth volume of the Register, July, 1882, page F-01 . 
instances were adduced, chiefly from Burke's General Armory, show- 
ing that the termination man in certain surnames is a corruption of 
nam, which is a contraction of enkam, this hitter termination being 
the last two syllables of many place-names in England which are 
locally pronounced quickly, with the terminal sound of nam. 

Since offering those remarks for publication in the Register, I 
have found in Burke and elsewhere several other such instances, 
and even proof that the terminations ham and man, with the same 
first syllable, were sometimes regarded by Heralds as synonymous. 
This is one of the curiosities of nomenclature, and was strangely 
overlooked by Mr. Lower, and, 1 think, has not been noticed by 
any writer upon surnames. 

Lower, at least in one instance, esteems similarity of arms as 
warrant for a probability of common derivation of names having 
some resemblance ; and tins is plainly the finding of Burke, while 
in our early records are several instances of the two terminations. 
man and nam, u^d for the same family and even for the same 
individual. It may therefore be hoped that the present article may 
be found of sufficient genealogical interest to be deemed worthy of 
place in the Register, 

In his K English Surnames " Lower says " Buckmaster, Buckman," 
and others, "-were probably servants to the 'Parker,' and had the 
care of herds of venison." It is possible that such an occupation 
.•nay have been the origin of t]\c name of Buckman in some instances ;. 
—--but we have the name of Bucknam in New England ; and Mr, 
Savage mentions " Joses Bucknam m. in 1673," and in vol. xxxviii. 



1893.] Origin of Certain Barnes ending in "man" 203 

of the Register, in the "Soldiers in King Philip's War," the Rev. 
Mr. Bodge gives the name of Joscs Buekman in 1(376 — evidently 
the same individual named in Savage, Buclcnam ; and in vol. xli. 
of the Register, Rev. Mr. Bodge speaks of " Buekman (or Bucfc- 
nara)." Buckenham is a parish in Norfolk, Eng., and it is highly 
probable that that place gave its name to a family, descendants of 
which contracted it to Bucknam, sometimes written Buekman. 

Burke gives "Chartman or Chartnam," "Chippenham or Chipman," 
and Codenham, Codham and Codnam, which latter three have strong 
similarity in arms, and we have Codnam and Codman for the same 
persons in early New England records. Other instances of the 
name of Codnam than those noted by me in vol. xxxvi. have been 
found by Mr. Ogden Codman, Jr., Codnam appearing more fre- 
quently than Codman. 

In his "English Surnames" Lower says, "from Dean came Den- 
man." Perhaps so, directly, in some instances, but also indirectly 
through Denham ; — for Burke gives " Denman or Dennam " ; and 
the latter form is more likely to be a corruption of Denham than of 
Denman, and a Denman bears the precise arms of a Denham ; — ar. 
a Jesse between three lions' heads erased gu. 

Burke gives Dow-man and also Downam, both of Yorkshire, and 
with arms nearly similar, Downam must have been originally 
Downham — analagous to Denham and Glenham — and not Dow man ; 
for what occupation or residential locality could give rise to the latter 
name? Downham, however, is found bearing different arms, but 
this is not proof that Downam was not originally Downham ; while 
there is every probability that Dowman, being found in the same 
county with Downam, and bearing nearly the same arms, has the 
same descent. 

" Dymon or Dyman " bears arms very similar to two families of 
Dynham. 

"Elyman or Ellino;ham" i 8 one of the rnanv curious instances in 
the " General Armory," where very different forms of name — in fact 
different names — are apparently assigned to the same family ; — 
though the cause of mutation is here very evidently traceable through 
the pronunciation of the older form, with the g and h silent, as El- 
linam, and the confusion of that with Elliman sometimes written 
Ellyman or Elyman. Other variations from the same original name 
are given, with some resemblance of arms, in Elynam and Elvngham. 

"Glenham, Gleman or Glemham" is another curious instance. 

It is worth noting here that the London Notes and Queries of 
Jan. 11, 1890, gives a most curious instance of the termination 
man, wrongly written, instead of enham in a place-name, by an 
illiterate parson so late as 1797. This reverend dolt wrote "South 
lofman " for South LufFenham ! 

" Lymon or Lynam " is found in Burke, and in Xew England we 
have both Lyman and Lynam. These names unquestionably de- 
rive their origin from some place named Lyneham or Lynham. 



204 Origin of Certain Names ending in " man." [April, 

Lower, in his " Patron ymica Britanniea,"" savs that Longman, New- 
man, Potman, "explain themselves." ILul he enlarged upon New- 
man he would have doubtless said that the original hearers of this 
name must, evidently, have been novi homines. But we find that 
Newman of Devon, Newman of Kent, and Newman " (granted 
1611)," each bear arms very similar to those oi Xewenham and 
Nevvnam ; proving probably that in these instanees the pedigree was 
traced to Xewenham. And, while preparing this article fur the 
press, and since making this note concerning Newman, I have 
chanced to find that in Note obS, Northamptonshire Notes and 
Queries, vol. iv., part 25, Mr. H. H. Crawley, in reply to a request 
of Mr. A. S. Newman for evidence to show the identity of the names 
Newham, ^Sewnham and Newman, gives a list of ten instances of 
such evidence, the first of which is sufficient for quotation here, viz. 
William Newnham, lord of Lamport's manor in Thenford, a brother- 
in-law of Sir William Mantell, is written "Newman" and "New- 
nam" in Ye Bolce of Purs ton Aledc, quoted by Baker. 

Two Pakemans and Pakenham are found in Burke, each bearing 
ar. tivo bars gu., with other ch-arges of much resemblance; — also 
Pakeman with arms similar to Packam. ff Putman or Putnam," 
also. " Shipman or Shipham" was a grant of 1581, and this shows 
that three hundred years ago, and more, these two forms were con- 
sidered by Heralds synonymous, evident corruptions of the same 
original name, Shippingham, Shippenham or Shipenham — Shipman 
being obtained through the confusion of man and nam in the con- 
tracted corruption, Shipnam, and Shipham through the strange 
excision of the middle syllable of the original name. 

In volume xxxviii. of the Register, in a note on page 442, under 
a list of names containing that of Eliah Tottingham, Rev. Mr. 
Bodge says, "'Illjah Thathara of Oborne ' was what the clerk made 
out of Elijah Tattingham of Woburn. The name appears elsewhere 
as Totenham and Totinan." 

Both Wadham and Wadman bear three roses ar., though dif- 
ferently. 

The arms of Walsham and Walshman contain each " a ci^oss 
voided." 

In the Calendar of Wills, Court of Hasting, London, Part II., 
p. 713, appears " Waynam or Wayman." 

In volume xxxix. of the Register, Mr. Waters, in the Fawknor 
' pedigree, has " Francis Wyrdman son of John Wyrdman of Charl- 
ton in co. Berks." Burke does not give Wyrdman, but he does 
give "Wirdnam (Charlton, co. Berks.)," — and as Mr. Waters says 
the pedigree, giving the form Wyrdman, "is from the Visitation of 
Hampshire, 1634," this is another proof of heraldic confusion of the 
terminations nam and man. 

Finally we find that Wiseman (Middlesex), bearing precisely the 
same aims as Wisnam, may not be descended from a remarkable 
sage; as would probably have been the opinion of Mr. Lower. 



1893.] Notes and Queries. 205 



NOTES AND QUERIES. 

Notes. 

Some Notes on Smith's History — ox The Virginia Company of London 
and hie Managers thereof, followed by some Queries. — Iu order to show 
the motive for some questions which I am going to ask, it seems necessary that 
I should first give some of the reasons why Smith's " Generall Historic of 
Virginia, New-England and the Summer Isles " should not be accepted, any 
longer, as the standard authority on the early English colonization of North 
America ; why the managers of The Virginia Company of London and those who 
came to this country and. devoted their lives to planting a Protestant nation 
"where none before had stood," really deserve our eternal gratitude, and why 
we hare made a grave mistake in judging them, their actions, motives, etc., ou 
such evidence as Smith's. 

Capt. John Smith says, that " the wisest living is soonest abused by him that 
hath a faire tongue and a dissembling heart," and there is much in his books 
which appeals to human nature, especially to the fault-finding side thereof, as 
well as to several of the numerous influences which were then shaping opinions 
in England. It is evident that his personal narrative could not have been in- 
dorsed by other members of the Council in Virginia (1607-1600) or by the 
managers in England ; on the other hand, although we may not know exactly 
why, or wherefore, or to what extent any one of his positions was indorsed by 
any one, it is natural to suppose that he was indorsed by members of his own 
faction, and that his leading position iu favor of the first form of government, 
which was designed by James I., was indorsed by those who regarded the King 
as a Solomon. It is also reasonable for us to suppose that his history (and other 
writings) found friends among the Roman Catholics, because it criticised The 
Virginia Company of Loudon, and conveyed a very narrow-minded idea of the 
great Protestant movement. And in this connection it must be borne in mind 
that the only religious oath required of the colonist* under the first form of 
government (1606), /or which Smith contended, was the new oath of allegiance 
passed at the second session of the tirst Parliament of James I., which oath did 
not necessarily exclude English Catholics from the colony, as there was a 
difference of opinion among them on the lawfulness of taking it, and some 
Catholics are said to have gone to Virginia under the first charter. Whereas 
the charter of 1609, which Smith protested against, was much more rigid,— the 
29th Article requiring the oath of supremacy to be taken by e>:ery one going from 
England to America, — and this virtually excluded all papists from the colony 
which was planted and established by Th( Virginia Company of London, as no 
sincere Catholic could take this oath. These, and other things, furnish ample 
reason why Catholics should favor his opposition to this company, as, although 
his objections were on different grounds, "they were objections all the same. 

But what probably gave Smith's writings their greatest strength, and made 
them a favorable vehicle for his claims, "charges, etc., was the fact that he 
always praised the country and favored the taking possession thereof. His 
idea "I liked Virginia well, though not their proceedings/' was one which 
naturally appealed to the more friendly class of critics. 

However, opinions are based ou various influences, and it is not at all neces- 
sary for us to know exactly why, or wherefore, or to what extent, he was in- 
dorsed by any one. - : The primary end of history is to record truth ; impartiality, 
fidelity and accuracy, are the fundamental qualities of an historian. lie must not 
enter into faction nor give scope to affection." And in order to place a correct 
estimate on written evidence, it is of the first importance to regard the motives 
W T hich influenced the writers or compilers. As au old maxim expresses it : 

" In every book regard the writer's end, 
Since none can compass more tlian they intend.'' 

And what we need to know is : Was it really Smith's end, or motive, to write 
a history of Virginia, Xew England, etc.? Manifestly it was not. His primary 
end was not to record truth, with impartiality, fidelity and accuracy. It was to 
make a special [lea for himself, the leader of a faction in Virginia, and against 
others, regardless of the truth; to criticise and dl-pai-aire the acts of those 
who had him removed from ofiice, of those who finally established the colony, 



206 Notes and Queries. [April, 

and to lake to himself the credits and honors which rightly belonged to thero ; 
to give as much prominence as possible to the experimental period of the first 
Virginia Company (1607-1609), and to take nanrly all the credits therefor 10 
himself; to produce the impression that he fouuded and left a well established 
colony in Virginia; while the chief object of his very brief account of the 
definite, determined, and finally successful efforts of Ti e Virginia Company of 
London, under whose auspices the colony Mas really established, was to cri 
and belittle their proceedings in almost every way. He places in 1607-1009. but 
" appropriates the deserts to himself ," events which really happened at a Later 
period, and events which did not happen in Virginia at all. And a single illus- 
tration will be sufficieut to show the inaccuracy and the incompleteness of his 
account of events after 1009. The arrival of the Spanish spies, which really 
happened in 1611. is the only particular event mentioned as having hap] u< I 
in Virginia during the peculiarly important epoch in the life of the colony, between 
June, 1614. and May, 1616 — (a period about as long as his own time of freedom 
in Virginia) — when it was really first beginning to stand on its own feet and be- 
coming to some extent, at least, an established plantation. 

More than one half of Smith's " Generall Historie" is taken up with Smith's 
descriptions, discourses, orations, digressions, criticisms, etc.: and more 1 
one half of the narrative is devoted to the brief period. 1607-1609. 

The account of "The Summer Isles." iu which the historian was not personally 
interested, is the least partisan and most correct. His claims as to New England 
are just as broad as they are as to South Virginia, and he reflects, occasionally, 
on the North Virginia Company, saying, " I am not the first they have deceived.'* 
etc.. and he criticises the Pilgrims quite freely; but his accounts of the South 
Virginia Companies and colonists are much the more objectionable and incorrect. 

The narrative in Smith's publications is of two kinds. First, that which we 
are told was compiled from the writings of others. Second, that witten 
avowedly by himself. 

The Jirst has been relied on as being the evidence of disinterested authors; 
but some of them were not disinterested, some could not have written what is 
attributed to them, and several of the tracts from which Smith did compile > r iii 
remain to show that his compilation is garbled in his own interest and unreliable ; 
that he did uot hesitate to insert his own name, or a favorable reference to him- 
self, where there was none in the original, "so that the whole being to be 
misdoubted in that it is falsified in part, or the true from the untrue not dis- 
tinguishable." ^V 'hile the narrative, "writ with his own hand," — and the trust- 
worthiness of his narratives really depends on his own veracity. — shows that 
his own narrative is frequently misleading, prevaricating or untrue: and that he 
was not a true man. In the first kind, grave charges are brought against others, 
while in the second he ignores others almost entirely, and takes nearly all credit 
to himself. " When I went first to these desperate designs it cost me many a 
forgotten pound to hire men to go." " In this little He of Mevis * * [March 
27 th to April 3 rd , 1607] * * 2 have remained a good time together to wood and 
water and refresh my men." Newport was then in command, and Smith was 
" restrained as a prisoner." 

" How first he planted Virginia and was set ashore with about an hundred men 
in the wilde woods." He was still a prisoner. " Where with some thirty-seaven 
men and boyes the remainder of an hundred and live [this reference is to Jan. 
2, 1608, when he was again a prisoner] asrainst the fury of the salvages. I began 
that plantation now in Virginia; which beginning (here and there) cost hie 
neare live yeares worke and more than five hundred pound of my ov:i>p estate."' 
The auditors credit him with only £9. " /would yet begin againc with as small 
meanes as /did at first * * For all their discoveries /can yet heare of. are but 
pigs of my owne sowe." " That the most of those faire plantations did spring 
from the fruites of my adventers and discoveries is evident." etc. etc. 

For the hist fifteen years of his life the burden of his song and the essence of 
his story was how much he had done, how much he had spent, and how little he 
had gotten therefor. And " therefore I humbly entreat your Honour," etc. etc. 

Smith himself gives quite a fair summary of the idea, or motive, of his pub- 
lications under " the differences betwixt my beginning in Virginia, and the. pro- 
ceedings of my successors," in his advertisements for the " unexperienced 
Planters of New England," etc., pp. 3-7-; and his manner of writing is perfectly 
described bv Capt. George Percy in his letter to the Eariof Northumberland, 



1803. J Notes and Queries. 207 

His story is in no sense a history. It is in almost every sense a travesty on 
the true history of the early English colonization of North America. It does 
not give an impartial, faithful and accurate account of the charters, companies, 
councils or colonists; or of the acts or motives of managers, or officials; or of 
events, cither iu England or Virginia, at any time. His motive is a selfish one. 

The settlement of this country by Protestants was a result of the Reformation, 
and the movement which Led thereto was largely inspired by old Protestanl - >l- 
diers of the Reformation wars. But the earliest historian, although probably a 
Protestant, had been an old soldier of the Holy Roman Empire under the uncle 
of Philip III., of Spain ; and he was a free lance in letters as he had been in war. 
The panegyric poetry under his portrait on his map of New England was written 
by a Roman Catholic; and every map in Ins history of colonies which were 
planted especially " to check the increasing power of the Jesuits in America," 
is stamped with a coat-of -arms, said to have been granted to the historian by 
Sigismund Bathori, one of the leading Jesuits in Europe. The work was pub- 
lished under the patronage of a member of the most powerful Roman Cath »lic 
family in England, and after the annulling of the "Virginia charters in 1024, when 
there was a very bitter feeling iu the hearts of a large party in England towards 
the members of the first administration of the Virginia Company. 

The enterprise was one of the most momentous strokes of national policy in 
the annals of the world. It was under the supervision of the great English 
statesmen of that period, and under the careful management of the wonderful 
men of affairs who were then spreading abroad the interests of Great Britain. 
But Smith's history gives the prime position to Smith (a mere adventurer; , while 
it ignores or obscures those on whose protection, supervision and management 
the enterprise and the final success thereof was really depending. And as our 
earliest history has been based on Smith's story, the importance of this enter- 
prise and the genius of its managers have been overshadowed in the World's 
history. 

But we must turn from the picture painted by Smith and his authors, and 
look at the facts of the case. The managers of the enterprise during the founda- 
tion period, both in England and Virginia, like the managers of all great advance 
movements "since the world began," had to run the contemporary gauntlet; 
had to contend with opposition of every kind. They were held responsible for 
every disaster, whether of human or divine oriiriu ; willing ears were open to 
hear every charge against them, from every source and of every sort; and willing 
tongues were ready to tell them what they might, could, would or should have 
done after every misfortune and " defailement." And without any prospect of 
present profit, they were obliged to look to the future for their reward, and 
to posterity for their vindication. 

In England,— they had to contend with the self-constituted directors in the 
rear, who always think that they can manage affairs better than those at the 
front were doing. With differing opinions among those icho favored the enter- 
prise,-— from the first, some protested against so many merchants being among 
the managers, asserting that such an enterprise should be managed entirely by 
the gentry, but others contended that the old merchants were the best equipped 
managers— some wanted more clergymen in the Virginian Councils, but others 
said that the enterprise was an affair of State, and that Church and State affairs 
should be kepi: separate, etc. etc. With those who objected to the plantation of 
Virginia— who said that it was "unjust to take the land from the Indians"— 
might prove a war with Spain— " the might of our enemies ;: — the dilliculty of 
settling a plantation there and of keeping possession of the land— failure of 
former colonial enterprises — " ill reports of the country"— a continual charge 
and the uncertainty of profit — " tins age will see no profit." etc. etc. With the 
unauthorized publications and writings of critic- and fault finders; with " such 
as lie at home and doe gladly take all occasion- to cheere themselves with the 
prevention of happy successe in any action of publike good, disgracing both the 
actions and actors of such honourable enterprises as whereof they neither know 
nor understand the true intents and honest end-: " with secret spies and avowed 
enemies; with friendly but visionary advisors ; with the agents of Spain's cor- 
ruption fund, and with those purchased therewith; with the opposing religious 
interests; with the advocates of a form, of government designed by "a Salomon 
indeed/" who tri< J to shift the blame for its failure from its bad form, and "to 
home it " on their bad management and on the conduct of several of their agents 



208 JVotes and Queries. [April, 

in Virginia; with discharged employees, deserting planters, and members of 
factions, like those who returned from Virginia with Smith in 1609, and like 
those mentioned in the 14th and 15th Articles of the Charter of 1612; with 
dissatisfied and disappointed adventurers who had to be sued for their dues ; 
and with opponents of all sorts, great and small — the " dyvell," the Papists, the 
Pope, the players, the Spaniard the traducers of Virginia, etc. etc. 

En route. — The polony was located thousand of miles from the base of sup- 
plies; the only means of reaching there was by the small sailing craft of those 
clays, and the only natural route thereto was via the trade-winds and ocean cur- 
rents -winch passing through the tropics subjected their small craft to tempests, 
hurricanes and shipwreck. — and the emigrants to "the sickness": and through 
the Spanish West Indies made their vessels liable to capture by the Spaniards. 
" The sickness," " the calentura." " the yellow-fever." bred in the tropics, caused 
the rate of mortality to be terrible. And as the plague (cholera?) was raging 
in London during 1603-1611, that infection was also brought, from tira - to 
time, into Virginia. Prior to June 25, 1621, "scarce eighty of an hundred of 
those who left England reached Virginia alive, and many died after lauding 
there." 

In Virginia. — The colony was situated in a malarial country to which the 
English being unacclimated, caused disease and death ; the country was filled 
with a numerous, savage, cunning and hostile people, who delighted in ambushes, 
murders and Avars: and for the first three years the plantation was hampered by 
a very bad form of government which bred factions and caused anarchy. •• even 
to their owne mine." 

In Sjiain. — The country of Virginia was claimed as a part of the Spanish 
West Indies, on the grounds of prior discovery-; donation of the Pope: prior 
possession, settlement, etc. : and the King and Council of Spain were demanding 
of the King and Council of England that they should abandon the territory of 
Spain; placing every diplomatic obstacle and protest in the way, and constantly 
I threatening to remove the colony by force, etc. 

] These were some of the difficulties, obstacles and troubles which had to be 

met: some of the true causes of " the defacements." and not those assigned by 
Smith. Neither were the managers "marplots," or " incompetent," as Smith 
has led us to suppose. 

All of the great companies for new trades, discoveries and colonization of 
that period were largely under the same managers. They were human beings, 
and of course sometimes erred ; but their errors were corrected as soon as found 
out, the causes and causers of faction and dissention were promptly removed, 
and the "manifold difficulties, crosses and disasters, appointed by the highest 
providence," were met "with a constant and patient resolution." It i^ true 
that no great battles had to be fought. Our battle of Armageddon had been 
fought in the days of Queen Elizabeth; but this nation was planted in the name 
of The Prince of Peace, and the struggle which ended in success was rightly 
waged on the peaceful plane of diplomacy, and the managers thereof are all the 
more to be commended therefor. They did not give way under the troubles in 
England, the disasters en route and in Virginia, nor to the demands of Spain. 
God's secret purpose to uphold the enterprise was so strongly fixed in the in- 
spired minds and undaunted spirits of the constant Adventurers, who met 
around the Virginia Council Board at Sir Thomas Smythe's house in Philpot 
Lane, London, that they were never discouraged and never ceased to yield "their 
purses, credit and counseil. from time to time, to make new supplies, even be- 
yond their proportion, to uphold the Plantation." 

The Huguenots, the English, and Dutch Protestants had, from time to time, 
attempted to settle in America, and there were fishing stations in Newfoundland 
and south of 15° north latitude along the present New-England coa-t : but when 
this movement began in England no Protestant nation really held any lot or por- 
tion whatever in the New World. And these men were not merely upholding 
the plantation on the banks of James Kiver, — the contest was really between 
England, backed by the Netherlands and the Protestant interests, and Spain, 
backed by the Bulls of Pome, — and these men, under the support of the Crown 
of England and under the supervision of some of her greatest statesmen, were 
securing the tir^t firm hold for a Protestant nation on "a lot or portion in the 
New World ; " they were clearing the way and making possible all that has come 
after them; they were planting an English nation where none before had stood; 



1893.] Notes and Queries. 209 

and the English-speaking people, all Protestants and the citizens of both North 
ami South Virginia, still owe them a debt of gratitude, which they have as yet 
made no attempt to pay. 

It was a great work, in the prosecution of which great difficulties had to be 
met and overcome in England, in Spain, en route and in America — by land and 
by sea — and the true history therof is really grand. It was managed, and finally 
accomplished, by great men, with great labor and responsibility, and at srreat 
expense. It was regarded by them "as an action concerning God, and the 
advancement of religion, the present ease, future honor and safety of the King- 
dom, the strength of the Navy, the visible hope of a great and rich trade, and 
many secret blessings not yet discovered." In one of their darkest hours 
(December. 1609) they prayed "unto that mercifull and tender God. who is 
both easie and glad to be intreated, that it would please him to blesse and water 
these feeble beginnings, and that as he is wonderfull in all his works, so to 

(nourish this graine of seed, that it may spread untill all people of the earth 
admire the greatnesse and seeke the shades and fruite thereof;" and it has 
pleased God to answer their prayer- This nation traces back to this movement. 
" All people of the earth admire our greatness : "' and yet our knowledge of these 
men and of their work has been derived almost entirely from the evidence of 
their opponents or critics. " Necessity which knows no law " lies at the bottom 
of this great injustice, — for many years there was really no other evidence avail- 
able to us regarding "the infancy of our State"; but there is no longer any 
necessity, and therefore no apology, for continuing to judge these men and their 
actions on such evidence. 

The publications of Capt. John Smith furnish good evidence as to some of the 
controversies, trials, criticisms, etc., with which those on whom the success of 
the enterprise was depending had to contend ; but they do not furnish impartial, 
faithful, or accurate evidence for Smith or against others. There is nothing to 
justify us in reflecting on the characters or motives of those "undaunted 
spirits," who established the first English Protestant colony in North America, 
on any unfriendly partisan evidence whatever. And it is manifest that the 
acceptation of Smith's " Generall Historie of Virginia. New-England and the 
Summer Isles," as the standard authority on the early English colonization of 
North America — as the history of this great Protestant movement — has put a 
stigma on the men and motives of our first foundation, which is a reflection on 
the English-speaking people and Protestant religion, as well as on the patriotism 
and intelligence of those who are now enjoying "the shades and the fruite" 
produced by the " graine of seed" which our founders planted. 

We are preparing to celebrate the discovery by Columbus on which the claims 
of Spain were based; but there is not a memorial in these United States to those 
men who, " for the advancement of God's glory and for the good of their 
country," devoted their time, their talents, and their lives to the first estab- 
lishment of the English race and religion on American soil. Even the graves of 
those who died in Virginia are unmarked and, indeed, unknowh. And James- 
town, which should be" the Protestant Mecca of America, where the first firm 
hold was taken on a lot or portion in the New World for a Protestant nation, 
has crumbled to decay, and the sacred dust of the martyrs of our geuesis is being 
swept out to the sea by every falling tide. But " for a less service than theirs 
men have been deemed gods by the ancients, and canonized by the church of 
Kome"; and Protestants will "prejudice themselves and the truth" if they con- 
tinue to be unjust to the advancers of their standard, and to the martyr- of their 
. cause; if they continue to condemn them, their characters, acts and motives on 
any unfriendly partisan evidence whatever, or without full consideration of 
their side of the case. 

I do not mean to insinuate that we should not celebrate the discovery of 
Columbus, because it'seems to me eminently proper for us to do so; but I do 
mean to .say, that, while this is going on, we ought not to lose sight of the dis- 
covery by Cabot, on which the claims of England were based: that we should 
not forget those who secured the first lot or portion in the New World for a 
Protestant nation, and that it is the duty of the Protestants to cherish at all 
I times — and never more so than now — their own historic interests and incidents. 

Those who Were managing the enterprise in England are now comparatively 
well known; but we ought" to know more than we do of those who came to 

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210 Notes and Queries. [April, 

North and to South Virginia prior to 1620, and I will be especially grateful for 
any recentiy-found-out iceni of interest relative to any of them, I have a great 
deal about a good many of them ; but the men -who really establi>hed the first 
English colony in America were men of action, and not of words: they were not 
'• paper timers " ; they were not " mere verbal projectors " ; they were not '•■ givt n 
to bookemakehur " ; it was not necessary to tell them that they "writ too much 
and did too little'': they left little or nothing in print concerning themselves, 
and we may never be able to find much that we ought to know about many of 
them ; but I believe it to be our duty to make every effort. 

I am especially anxious to know the parentage, date of birth, something of 
the family history, any item of especial interest, etc. etc., of the following : — 

Captains Ellis Best, Gome Carew and Edward Harley of the first Council 
(1607-1608) in North Virginia. 
Rev. Richard Seymour. 
Master Richard Vines of North Virginia. 

Captains James and Robert Davis, or Davies, of both North and South* 
Virginia. 

Captain Gabriel Archer, who wrote one of the first descriptions in English of 
North and, also, of South Virginia. 

Captains Christopher Newport, Bartholomew Gosnold and John Ratcliffe. 
commanders of the first expedition sent to Virginia by the first Virginia Com- 
pany; Edward Maria Wingfield, the first President of the Council: George 
Kendall, Matthew Scrivener, Richard "Waldo, John Martin (the only man to 
protest against the abandonment of Virginia on the memorable morning of June 
7, 1010), Peter Wynne (to whom the first commission as Lieut. -Governor of 
Virginia was sent), and Francis West (afterwards Admiral of New England) of 
the first Council (1607-1609) in South Virginia. 

Captains Isaac Madison, Nathaniel Powell and Robert Tyudall. the first sur- 
veyors of Virginia. A complete list of the surveyors prior to 1620 is also wanted. 
Master, or Captain William White, who wrote one of the first descriptions of 
Virginia. 

Captain Samuel Argall, who was sent out in 1600 to find a new route to 
Virginia, — not an unauthorized trading voyage, as Smith says. He did not 
" bring New England to light " as Smith asserts that he (Smith) did; but he 
removed " a cloud that was settling on the land" in 1613. 

Sir Thomas Gates, the first Governor of Virginia (May, 1600) ; Sir George 
Soraers, the first Admiral (May, 1600) : Thomas West, Lord De La Warr, the 
first Lord Governor and Captain General (February, 1610) ; — one of his ancestors 
was the hero of romance. " Guy of Warwick." who having fought in the East 
and having done wonderful things for his lady love, retired to a cell in the woods 
of Arden and lived the life of a hermit. Another ancestor, Richard de Beau- 
champ (1382-1430), 5th Earl of Warwick, fought three French Knights, the one 
after the other, on three successive days, and overcame each of them (Sir Rob't, 
Cotton's MSS. Julius, E. iv.) ; — Sir Ferdinando Wenman (B.A. Balliol College, 
Oxford, 10 April, 1502. who came to Virginia in 1610, as Master of the Ordnance. 
not as " Generail of the Horse." as Smith says); when and where was he 
knighted? Sir Thomas Bale, the first High Marshall (February, 1611). It will 
be noted that the Smith references to these officers (Oxford Tract, p. 03, and 
lk Generail Hisforie," p. 80) are misleading and incorrect as to dates of appoint- 
ment, and as to facts. 

'Captain Daniel Tucker, who was taken as a prisoner to Bordeaux by a Spanish 
vessel in January, 1607, and who placed his claims in the hands of the lawyers 
there, etc.. an account of which was sent by Sir Thomas Edmonds from Paris 
on Dec. 30, 1614, to Secretary Winwood. — (Smith tells us of somewhat similar 
adventurers to himself in 1615), and Captains George Sharpe, George Webb, 

Smalley, Samuel Macock. Abraham Percy, William Pierce, Roger Smith, 

Edward Berkeley, Edward Brewster, Thomas Holecroft, Wm. West and Thomas 

Lawson-; Lieutenants Win. Cradock and Puttock; and Ensigns Anthony 

Scott, Harrison, Waller, and Powell (who killed the King of 

Paspahegh, after trying in vain to take him alive, near the old block house, or> 
Feb. 0, 1611), of the first, commanders in Virginia. A complete list of the Com- 
manders is, also, wanted. 

Reverends Richard. Buck, Glover, Robert Hunt, George Keith, William 

Mays or Mease, Robert Pawiett, — — Poole. John Proctor and William Wickham. 



1593.] Notes and Queries. 211 



r; ,ctors Anthony Bagnall, Lawrence Bokun, Robert Pawlett, Walter Russell 
And Thomas Wboton. 

Lawyers Gabriel Archer, John Martin, George Percy (Middle Temple, 1597), 
William Strachey and, possibly, Sir Thomas Gates, were " educated to the law." 
A complete list of Ministers, Doctors and Lawyers, prior to 1020, is wanted. 

John Twine, first clerk; Thomas Pierse, first sergeant-at-arrns ; John Pory, 
first speaker, and the first Burgesses in our first General Assembly, convented 
at James City in Virginia, August 9th (present style), 1619, namely: — Mr. John 
Boys, William Capps, Mr. Thomas Davis, Thomas Dowse, Lieutenant Gibbes,. 
Mr. Edward Gourgaing, Capt. Thomas Graves, John Jackson, Mr. John Jefferson, 
Samuel Jordan, Capt. Christopher Lawue, Mr. Thomas Pawlett, John Polentine, 
Capt. William Powell, Ensign Edmund Rossingham, Samuel Sharpe, Mr. Walter 
Shelley, Ensign Win. Speuce, Mr. Robert Stacy, Capt. Win. Tucker, Capt. John 
Ward and Ensign Washer. 

!I would, also, like to know more than I do of Captains Adams, Bingley, 
Challons, Dermer, Eifrith, Fitch, Hobson, Hudson, Hunt. King, Moone, Nelson, 
Pett, Poole, Powell, Pring, Rocroft or Stalling, Turner, Webb, Wood, and other 
commanders of exploring and colonizing vessels during 1606-1619. And of very 
many others, whose names even are now unknown. Tor instance : who were the 
members of the advisory Council in Virginia from 1611 to 1619, inclusive? 
Norwood P. 0., Kelson County, Virginia. Alexander Bcown. 



A Mourning Ring of 1759. — The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company 
has received from James H. Upham, Esq.. of Upham's Corner, Dorchester, a very 
valuable relic in the form of a mourning ring, made in memory of one of its 
members of 1711. The ring is of line gold, and of the best workmanship; it is 
thirteen-sixtcenths of an inch in diameter, the letters are raised and spaces filled 
in with black enamel. The outer surface is of six festoons or panels, three of 
them reversed, or upside down, and the raised letters are about one sixteenth of 
an inch high. The inscription is as follows : 

i B D : GEN' j E : HATCH | OB : 6. | FEB | 1759 | M 70. | 

Gen. Hatch was a prominent man in the days when w*e lived under the King. 
The following sketch of him is taken from " History of the Town of Dorchester, 
Massachusetts. By a Committee of the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical 
Society. Boston, Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., 1859, pp. 319-320, 335. 

" Gen. Estes Hatch died Feb. 6, 1759. He was a prominent man in town, had 
held the principal military offices, and at the time of his death was Brigadier 
General of Horse. His wife was Marv, daughter of Rev. Benjamin Rolfe. She 
died Oct. 21st, 1763. Her father and' mother were both killed by the Indians, 
at their house in Haverhill, Aug. 29th, 1708 ; also their youngest child. Mary and 
her sister were saved by the courage and sagacity of Hagar, a negro slave. 
Upon the first alarm she leaped from her bed, carried them to the cellar, covered 
each or them with a tub, and then secreted herself. The Indians ransacked the 
the cellar, took everything of value to them, repeatedly passed the tubs, and 
even trod on the foot of one of the children, without discovering them. They 
drank milk from the pans, then broke them in pieces; and took meat from the 
barrel behind which Hagar was concealed. Anna Whittaker, an inmate of the 
family, concealed herself in an apple chest under the stairs, and escaped un- 
harmed. Mary was born March 9th, 1095; Elizabeth, her sister. Sept. 1-t, 1699. 
The latter married Rev. Samuel Checkley, the first minister of Church Green, 
Boston. Miss Sarah Hatch, the only daughter of the above, died Sept. 25th, 
17:9. aged 56 years. They are all deposited in Gen. Hatch's Tomb, in the old 
burying-ground in Dorchester, which tomb is entirely under ground, with grass 
now growing fresh above it." 

The only son of the General was " Nathaniel Hatch, H. C. 17-12, a Justice of 
the Court of Common Pleas for Suffolk. He went to England and died there in 
1780, aged 50 years." 

The Salem Press Historical and Genealogical Record for October, 1890, and 
January, 1891, contains a very interesting paper by George R. Curwin on Fun- 
eral Rings, which is well worth the reading. Mr. Curwin has taken the pains 
to search through the Diary of Judge Samuel Sewali, and obtains the record 
that the Judge received fifty five ^5) Mourning Rings between 1687 and 1727. 

A. A. FOLSOM. 



212 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Tii rc Capital Letter F in Early Chibography. — The following note from 
E. Jtaunde Thompson, keeper of the manuscript department of the British 
Museum, and author of the article upon paleography in the last edition of the 
Encyclopaedia Britannica, which note was written in answer to an inquiry as to 
the proper way of rendering into print the symbol like a double lower-case f, 
which was used in manuscripts of the 17th century where a capital F would now 
be used, may, in connection with the article by C. F. Adams, Jr., aud others, 
in Proceedings Mass. Historical Society, vol. xx, interest some of your readers. 

British Museum, London. W. C, 
Dear Sir: 27 Jan. 1893. 

The English legal handwriting of the middle ages has no capital F. A 
double f (ft') was used to represent the capital letter. In transcribing, I should 
write F, not ff; e. >j. Fisk, not ffisk. To transcribe ft' would be affectation. 

Yours faithfully, 

!Dr. Davenport. E. Maunde Thompson. 

[The above article is communicated to the Register by Bennett F. Daven- 
port, M.D., chairman of the committee having charge of printing the early 
records of Watertown, Mass. 

We would remark that in the early manuscript letters and records of New 
England, in the seventeenth century, two characters are used for the capital 
letter F. One of them resembles the F in modern chirography, the other is 
a duplication of the lower-case/. When the manuscript was printed, the double 
f was not used at that time. As a rule, the double f should not be used in 
printing; though we allow the use of it in the Register when an exact tran- 
script is intended to be given. The modern affectation of using a capital with 
a lower-case f in surnames (as Ffrost, Ffoster, etc.) cannot be too strongly 
condemned, — Editor.] 



Ellery. — (Communicated by William John Potts, Esq., 529 Cooper Street, 
Camden. N. J.)— I find in the "National Gazette," Philadelphia, May 3, 1S20, 
the following article headed " Mr. Ellery : " — " The venerable Mr. Ellery, the sub- 
ject of the extract we give below, was one of the signers of the Declaration of 
Independence, aud upwards of ninety years old when he died. The writer of 
the letter is a gentleman of Rhode Island, of much distinction, who was inti- 
mately acquainted with the deceased." 

Extract of a letter, dated Newport, R. I., March 14. 1S20.— " Old Mr. Ellery 
died like a philosopher. In truth death, in its common form, never came near 
him. His strength wasted gradually for the last year, until he had not enough 
left to draw his breath, and so he ceased to breathe. The day on which he died 
he got up as usual and dressed himself, took his old flag-bottomed chair, without 
arms, in which he had sat for more than half a century, and was reading Tully's 
Offices in the Latin, without glasses, though the print was as tine as that of the 
smallest pocket Bible. Dr. W. stopped in on his way to the Hospital, as he 
usually did ; and on perceiving the old gentleman could scarcely raise his eyelids 
to look at him. took his hand, and found that his pulse was gone. After drinking 
a little wine and water. Dr. YV. told him his pulse beat stronger. ' O yes. Doctor, 
I have a charming pulse. But,' he continued, ' it is idle to talk to me in this 
way. I am going oft* the stage of life, and it is a great blessing that I go free 
from sickness, pain aud sorrow.' Sometime after, his daughter, finding him be- 
come extremely weak, wished him to be put to bed, which he at first objected 
to, saying he felt no pain, and there was no occasion for his going to bed. 
Presently after, however, fearing he might fall out of his chair, he told them 
they might get him upright in the bed, so that he could continue to read. They 
did so, and he continued reading Cicero very quietly for some time: presently 
they looked at him and found him dead, sitting in the same posture, with the 
book under his chin, as a man who becomes drowsy aud goes to sleep." 



Blaise Vinton.— John A- Vinton, on pa^e 22 of the Vinton Memorial, says 
that Blaise Vinton, a son of John Vinton, the original immigrant, " very likely 
perished " in the Indian war of 1G75. James R. Newhall has the same supposi. 
tion in his history of Lynn. 

Blaise Vinton appears in " A contrie rate made by the Selectmen for the. Town 
of Brautree this 12 may 1690." It is evidently incomplete, but it contains the 



1893.] Notes and Queries. 213 

name of " blase venton," who must have been a resident of Braintree at that 
time. It is probably the Vinton who married Lydia Hayden, daughter of John 
and Hannah (Ames) Hayden. John Hayden in his will, dated May 25, 1718, 
mentions his daughter Lydia Vinton. S. A. Bates. 

/South Braintree, Mass, 



Ball —While searching the registers of St. Ann's Church, Annapolis, Md., I 
came upon the following entry: 
17.17 I September 

J Thomas Ball master of a salt sloop 
from new england buried. 11 th . 
I seud it to you thinking that it may be of interest to some of the readers of 
the Register. Christopher Johnsox. 

1620 X. Culvert St., Baltimore, 31d. 



Queries. 

Hallett. — William Hallett, the ancestor of the Halletts, formerly of Hallett 
Point, Long Island, New York, and owner of a large tract including what is now 
Bavenswood and Astoria, was born in Dorsetshire, England, about 1616; he 
moved to New England previous to 1847, probably first going to Boston, Mass. 
Shortly after his arrival he seems to have become intimate with Underbill and 
the men of his regiment, among whom are named Capt. Daniel Patrick and 
Lieut. Robert Feake. In 16-17 we rind him, in conjunction with Elizabeth Feake, 
Wife of Robert Feake, in charge of the latter s property at Greenwich, Conn. 
The next year Elizabeth Feake is enjoined by order of the council from aliena- 
ting any part of her late husband's property. In 16-19 , William Hallett and Airs. 
Feake remove to Long Island, and he writes from there to Governor John 
Wihthrop, signing: " Your unworthy kinsma, William Hallett." The following 
year an indenture, signed by William Hallett and Elizabeth Hallett, is given to 
Jeft'ese Ferris, conveying all his interest and : '• his wifes right also in ye lands 
purchased by Daniel Pattrick and Robert Feke," at Greenwich, Conn. Can any 
one tell me when Mr. Hallett came to New England and where he landed; 
whether he was a member of Underbill's forces, or how or where he lived before 
settling in Greenwich, Conn.? When and where he married Elizabeth Feake, 
and who was his former wife? Joseph L. Delafield. 

475 Fifth Ave., New York City. 

^ Stebbixs — Ball.— In the Register, xxxviii. 158, "Longmeadow Families," 
Benjamin Stebbins of West Springfield married 2d, May's, 1701, to widow 
Martha Ball. Mrs. Martha Ball was widow of Samuel Ball of Springfield and 
Northampton, son of Francis and Abigail (Burt) Ball. Who was she before her 
marriage to Ball? 

Lieut. Thomas Stebbins married her mother-in-law Abigail Burt, widow of 

Francis Bulb and of Benjamin Mum. Lieut. Thomas Stebbins's son Benjamin. 

supra, married Martha Ball the daughter-in-law of his own step-mother. Francis 

■ _ and Abigail (Burt) Ball and Samuel and Martha Ball were my direct ancestors. 

!So far, che only additional matter known about Samuel Ball is that he was made 
freeman, ICdi, and served under Capt. William Turner in the Fall Fight, 1776, 
King Philip's War. He married about 1680, as his daughter Abigail was born 
1683; died Dec. 4. 1760,. aged 77. Rev. Horace Edwin Haydex. 

I Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 



Henry axd Martha Tucker of Dartmouth, Mass. — It is presumable that 
Henry and Martha Tucker, who settled in Dartmouth, Mass., about 1669, have 
many descendant.-) in various parts of the United States, other than the few who 
bear the name of Tucker. 

All those who are known to be descendants of the above, of whatever sur- 
name they may chance to be, will confer a favor upon the undersigned by sending 
their name and address fco Edward T. Tucker, 31. D. 

25S Pleasant St., New Bedford, Jlass. 
VOL. XLVII. 19* 



214 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Snow, Cook, etc. — Was not .Ann Cook (first wife of Mark 2 Snow of Eastham) 
the daughter of Josiah Cook and Susanna (RingDeane) Cook, or was he married 

before? Can any one give me all his children? Who was the wife of Lieut. 
Joseph 2 Snow? We know she was Mary. Was she the mother of ail his chil- 
dren, and when did she die? I would like her parentage. 

Who was Elizabeth, wife of Jabez 2 Snow, also her parents? Where did she 
die? 

Who was the wife of John Smaller, one of the first settlers of Eastham? 

Miss E. W. Leavitt has kindly sent me the following item: "Ac Hampden 
Falls, New Hampshire, by Rev. Theophilus Cotton, 22 December, 1725. Mark 
Snow of Eastham & Sarah Langford off Boston, By Licence from Lieut. Gov. 
Wentworth." 

I would like the parentage of both these persons, where they lived, and any 
children they may have had. Mrs. Charles L. Alden. 



Wood. — What were the names of the children of John Wood of New Loudon, 
1660? When did he die? 

A John Wood, probably son of above, died in Groton, Conn., Dec. 20, 1738, 
" aged ninety odd " (g.s.). His wife Mary died May 3, 1744, aged 77 years (g.s.). 
What was her maiden name? Their children as shown by will of John Wood, 
dated March 26, 1723. and proved Jan. 22, 173S-9, were William, John and Eliza- 
beth Wood and Sarah " Prentis." Whom did each of these marry? The wife of 

William Wood was " Anner " , who died March 23, 1796, in her 90th year 

(g.s.). William Wood died Dec. 2, 1794, at Groton, Conn., in his 93d year 
(g.s.). His children named in his will were John, William and Hannah Wood, 
Mary Allen, Anna Bailey and Pauline Rogers. Information wanted concerning 
these and their descendants, also concerning the descendants of John and Sarah 
(Prentice) Wood, children of the John who died 1738. Prank B. Lamb. 



Oatman-Hanaford-Bates. — Who were the parents of Samuel Oatrnan, born 
about 1740, of Oxford, Conn., who married in 1769 Hannah, daughter of Samuel 
and Anne (Moss) Wooster, of the same place? 

Who were the parents of Esther Hauaford (Handford, Hanford), said to be 
of Norwalk, Conn., born about 1740-5, who married George Cable of Fairfield, 
Conn., about 1765? 

Who were the parents of Benjamin Bates, sometime a resident of Derby, 
Conn., born about 1730, and married Abigail Hine, April 2, 1751, by whom he 
had children? Charles E. Banks, M. D. 

U. S. 3Iarine Hospital, Portland, Me. 



Emigration to Ohio. — From 1790 to 1800 numerous families from the Saco 
Valley in Maine removed by horse teams to Ohio, and sat down not far from 
Cincinnati. When in the West in 1872, the writer saw some aged men who 
were children when the exodus took place, and from their lips made notes of 
some adventures while on the way to " Hio" in 1800. Has any society in Ohio 
published an account of the New England settlement? If so I wish to lay hands 
on the book. Who can direct me? Rev. G. T. Ridlon, Sr. 

Kezar Falls, Me. 



Fuller. — I desire information as to the descent of Elizabeth Fuller, who 
married Thomas Upson in 1846. 

Thomas Upson was one of the early settlers of Hartford, Conn., and an ori- 
ginal proprietor and settler of Farmington. He died July 19, 1655. 

Vide Bronson's History of Waterbury, Ct., p. 193. Was she descended from 
Surgeon Fuller or his brother, of the Mayflower? 

Haldredge O. Collins, 

Los Angeles, Cat. One of her descendants. 



Gary. — Who were the parents of Joseph Gary or Geary, who married Ruth 
Goodale in Marlboro', April 16, 1741, and died in Lancaster, April 13, 1731, *iu 
his 64th year, says tomb stone? N. G. Pond. 

Milford, Ct. 



1893.] JSfotes and Queries. 215 

Waldron. — I wish to ascertain if Joseph Waldron of Bristol, R. I. was a 
.»uii of George and Rachel Waldron of Bristol. Joseph Waldron died in Bristol 
it) 1 760, in the 67th year of his age. The names of George and Rachel Waldron's 
children are given in the records of the town. The records there saj Joseph 
Waldron, Jr., the son of Joseph Waldron and Martha; but whose son was 
Joseph, senior? J. C. Waldron. 

Mercantile Trust Co., Xew York. 



David Robinson, a Prisoner on the Jersey Prison Snip. — Information 
wanted respecting the Revolutionary service of Capt. David Robinson, who was 
born in 1749; died in Glastonbury, Conn., Nov. 1.5, 182G, and was buried there. 
He was a sailor and at one time owned a small sloop. He is believed to nave 
been held a prisoner by the British on board the notorious " Jersey " in Wall- 
about Bay, Brooklyn, N. Y. Any person who can furnish a list of the names of 
the prisoners who were held on that vessel will confer a favor by communicating 
with Charles E. Robinson. 

P. 0. Box 1001, Xew York, X. Y. 



Robinson. — Information wanted respecting the ancestry of William Robinson, 
of Cambridge, Watertown and Concord, Mass. Where and when was this Wil- 
liam Robinson born, and what was the date of his marriage? Also what was 
the date of the birth of his eldest child Elizabeth? His second child Hannah 
Ann, was born in Watertown, July 13, 1671, and died in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 
5, 1672. Charles E. Roblnson. 

P. 0. Box 1001, Xew York, X. Y. 



Lillie and Clark. — David Lillie was born in Lebanon, New London Co., 
Conn., on Oct. 27, 1742, and baptized Dec. 5, 1742. Whose child was he? 

John Clark of Rochester, Mass., was married about 1709, to Mary . Whose 

son was he? Seymour Morris. 

142 La Salle St., Chicago, 111. 



John West Folsom, secretary of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic 
Association, 1795-99, master of the Columbian Lodge Free Masons, 1799-1302, 
died in Boston, 1825. His will mentions sons John W. Folsom, Jr., and Samuel ; 
daughters Sarah, Fanny, Elizabeth and Nancy ; grandchildren Francis Folsom 
Allen, and John Folsom Allen. I desire very much to find the descendants of 
John W. Folsom. A. A. Folsom. 



Lanman.— Dr. Daniel Gilbert married, Jan. 17, 182G, Susan D. Lanmau (born 
Aug. 1, 1807; died Aug. 5, 1831). They had one child, Augusta G., born Nov. 
17, 182G. What was the ancestral line of Susan D. Lanman, and has she 
descendants living? Mrs. M. P. Ferris. 

Garden City, Long Island. 



Poem on the Capture of Quebec— Information wanted of a copy of ■« The 
Capture of Quebec, an Epic Poem," by Dr. Thomas Younsr, of Philadelphia, 
written presumably about 1760. Address, 3 Barclay Street, Poughkeepsie, X. Y. 



Lamb.— Has any one a perfect impression of the seal used by Joshua Lamb of 
Roxbury? A bill of sale of a ne^ro slave is in possession of Mr. Dalton Dorr 
of Philadelphia, dated April 27, 1738, signed by Joshua Lamb, accompanied by a 
seal, probably from a ring on a wafer, resembling a crest, but not distinct enough 
to make out the device. Frank B. Lamb. 

Westfield, X. Y. 



Kingsley. — John Kingsley and Mary Burnap were married at Windham, 
Conn., Feb. 19, 1755. Wanted, names of parents of both. Frank B. Lamb. 



21 6 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Genealogical Queries : 

Information wanted about the aucestors of Druzilla Bunnell, born Nov. 2S, 
176G; died March 12, 1846, in Lanesboro'. Married Stephen Mead. 

Who were the ancestors of Rhoda Hall (wife of Abiai Piatt), bom 1747. d'ed 
Oct. 1827, in Lanesboro', Mass.? She was sister of Ezra Hall, whose daughter 
married Gov. George X. Briggs, of Massachusetts. 

Who were the ancestors, and what the baptismal name of Hicock, of 

Daubury, wife of (Ebenezer Piatt), born 1703? 

What was the maiden name of Mehitable, wife of Josiah dishing of Rehoboth? 
He was son of Matthew Gushing and Deborah Jacob, of Ilingham, and died in 
1787. Mehitable died 1778. 

Who were the parents of Rev. Thomas Tousey, minister at Newtown. Ct., 
from 1723 to 17G1 ; graduate of Yale in 1707; died 17G1 ? Was his wife Hannah 
Clark? [Dexter, in his Yale Biographies, page 69, says that he was the only 
surviving son of Thomas Tousey of Wetherstield, who was the son of Richard 
Tousey of Saybrook. — Editor.] 

Can you give me the address of any one by the name of Haynes who is learned 
in the genealogy of that name? A family sketch, written by my great grand- 
father, says that his great grandfather, William Haynes, was a descendant of 
Gov. John Haynes. Judging from dates, he must needs be a grandson of Gov. 
John, but I find nowhere mention of a William. Perhaps some Haynes can 
assist me in this matter. A. K. Cushing. 

Cleveland, Ohio. 



Replies. 

The Simancas Map again (Register, vol. 4G, pp. 181, 272, 401).— Passing 
over criticisms that answer themselves, permit me to notice the opinion of Mr. 
Drake, who questions the date of the map of 1610, for the reason that it 
contains names as Isle Haute and Mount Desert, which appear on Champiaiu's 
map of 1613. Mr. Brown has made a reply which ought to silence objection, 
yet something more may be said on the internal evidence of early date. In 
reality the above names might have been derived from various separate sources 
not known to us. Pierre Angibaut, known as Champclore, made four voyages 
on the coast, and was cordially hated by Champlain. From him Lescarbot 
doubtless obtained the material for his Xauvelle France, not having himself 
voyaged down the main coast to Cape Cod. 

Glancing at the French names on the Simancas Map, they clearly appear to 
have come from a source independent of Champlain, as his " illes iettees," evi- 
dently the outlying rocks of Matinicus, are the " Isles Basses," the low inlands. 

In reality it is not even necessary to suppose that Champlain was the first to 
name Isle au haute and Jlount Desert, as voyagers frequently repeated names, 
not recognizing that they were already conferred. Thus Cartier says that he 
named the north part of Cape Breton -'St. Peter," notwithstanding the fact 
tbat he found the name already applied on the maps, as it may be seen on the 
Maijolla map of 1527. Thevet was notorious for this habit, and after Verrazano 
had given the name of " AngOuleme," birth place of Francis I., Thevet says that 
he gave it in honor of his own birth place. It is evident that long before 1G10 
Isle au haute was popularly known by the name: and Lescarbot, writing of 
Penobscot Bay and the " Islands of Norembega," speaks of one as Men avant 
(et La Premiere) en mer, qui est haute et remarquable sur les autres. This is 
Me au haute, the outermost of the group, a landmark that impresses every 
navigator. This was translated into English by Erroudelle in 1609, 

No more really needs to be said, though we are told that the Simancas Map is 
" entirely too good for the state of discovery at that early period"; yet, on a 
careful inspection of the contents, we find no exploration noted later than 1608. 

There is one feature alone, I think, that independently must establish the early 
date, though not pointed out by Mr. Brown. I refer to the fact that the result 
of Hudson's voyage is not shown, as it must have done if the map was produced 
subsequent to 1613-14: On the Figurative map of 1614 Hudson's exploration of 
the North River is recognized, and the river is represented, in accordance with 
Hudson, ending in an innavigable brook; whereas, on the Simancas Map. the 
river, which had been known since the voyages of Verrazano and Gomez, is 



1893.] Notes and Queries. 217 

shown as a broad stream or strait, leading into an inland sea. This idea, that 
the river -was a strait leading to a sea, and probably to the Pacific, was the idea 
of Captain John Smith, who recommended Hudson to search here for a passage 
to the Indies, in case he should fail at the north. Hudson acted on the advice, 
and when he overshot the river, and ran too far down the coast, he returned 
and entered the harbor of New York. In all probability he had a copy of this 
very map, furnished by Smith, which proves that the English knew all about the 
harbor of New York before Hudson sailed. It would be simply absurd to sup- 
pose that after the voyage of Hudson, which disillusioned Smith and others 
who fancied that there was a passage in latitude 40°, any strait would be repre- 
sented on a map like the Simancas Map. King James and all the world at once 
learned the result of Hudson's explorations. 

Agaiu, whoever says that the Hudson region was drawn from Hudson's de- 
scription should consider another fact, namely, that it seems to contradict 
Hudson, who represents the west, or Hobokenside. of the river as " Manahatta," 
while the Simancas Map gives the name to both sides with simply a different 
spelling. Hudson, on his arrival in England, it will be remembered, was detained 
a prisoner with his ship for a considerable time, and the English learned fully 
the result of his exploration, which was written up by Robert Juet of Lime- 
house. If the map had been compiled subsequent to Hudson's voyage, it would 
have recorded the result, and dissipated John Smith's dream of the strait in 
latitude 40°. Unfortunately for objectors, the dream is in the Simancas Map, 
and establishes the early date. B. F. DeCosta. 

New York City, 



The Weaver Family (Jan. 1893, ante, p. 48). Communicated by the Rev. 
Frederic William Weaver, M.A,,, Madg: Coll: Oxon., of Milton-Clevedon, Eng- 
land :— 

I have just read the article on the above family by Mr. Greenwood. I fear 
that most of the bearers of my own surname here in England cannot claim so 
exalted an origin as Air. Greenwood assigns them. Instead of taking our 
name from the Manor of Weever in Cheshire, I fancy that most of us bear it 
because our ancestors were engaged in the cloth trade.* 

The name is a very common one all over England, especially in the Midland 
counties; in Staffordshire where I was born, and in Worcestershire where my 
father, grandfather and great-grandfather were born. The only ' gentle ' fami- 
lies of the name, so far as I am aware, belonged to Cheshire and Herefordshire, 
and the latter had at least one branch in London. 

The following are the references : 

Weever of Aston and Weverhaim. Cheshire. See The Visitation of Cheshire 
in 1580. (Harleian Society, xviii., 243.) 

Weaver of Aymestrey aud Presteign in the counties of Hereford and Radnor 
(and a branch in London). 

See The Visitation of the Co. of Hereford in 1569, ed. by F. W. Weaver, p. 99. 

The Visitation of London in 1568 (Had. Soc, i. 35). 

The Visitation of London in 1633-4, vol. ii. (Harl. Soc. xvii., 334), and 
Robinson's Mansions of Herefordshire, p. 17. 

The arms of Weaver of Herefordshire are ;i Or on a f ess az. between two 
cotises gu. three garbs of the field/' ■■■••- 

The amis './ranted by the College of Arms to my grandfather in 1856. when he 

was mayor of the City of Worcester, are somewhat similar, being - 4 Ermine on 

a fess engrailed sa a tower ar. between two garbs or." Crest "an heraldic 

j antelope sa. resting the dexter foot upon a cross pattee or. and holding in the 

mouth a pear slipped ppr." Motto " E.^to ftdelis." 

These arms bear witness to the fact that they were granted in the year of his 
mayoralty, for the tower forms part of the arms of the City of Worcester, aud 
the pear in the antelope's mouth is ? famous product of that cormtry. 

I am able to prove no connection between my own family and that of the 
same name in the Visitations of Herefordshire-, it is not impossible, however, 
that they may have been connected with each other, for my great-grandfather, 
Samuel Weaver, who was born iu 1725, lived at Mittonin the parish of Hartlebury, 
Co. Worcester, where he had some landed property ; and this place is only about 

* The Fromptorium P -trvulorum, circa A.D. 14 10, edited by Albert Way, for the Camden 
Society (1S65), mve^ " Wevvare, webstare and weuar, textor, ttxtrix" 



218 Notes and Queries. [April, 

twenty-five miles from Amestrey in Herefordshire, which was the abode of the 
Herefordshire family for many generations (see Robinson's Mansions of Here- 
fordshire, p. 17). 

The above Samuel Weaver, who was born in 1725, married in 1772 at Hartle- 
bnry, Mary Jones, who was, I believe, a native of the neighboring parish of 
Shrawley; he died 16 .May, 1804, aged 71) ; she died 20 July, 1828, aged 8-t. 

They had eight children; the three eldest were daughters named Sarah, Jane 
and Mary; then live sons. Samuel (died young), Joseph. John. Samuel and James. 

The last named, who was born in 1780, and died in I860, was my grandfather, 
and was, as has been said, mayor of Worcester in 1856. He married .Mary Anne, 
tenth and youngest child of John Homer, Esq., of Bromley Hall in the parish of 
Kings winford, Co. Stafford: she died in the year of her husband's mayoralty. 
They had three children, who survived: two daughters and one son, James Wil- 
liam Weaver, J.P. for the Borough of Wolverhampton, who was born in 1615, 
and died 1809; he married Mary, youngest daughter of John Crowley, Esq. of 
"Wolverhampton, whose family I have been able to trace back as far as 1G50 : 
this has been the easier because the name is rather a rare one, whereas with 
common names it is difficult to disentangle the different families, commemorated 
often in the same parish register. Mr. James William Weaver had four sons, 
of whom 1 am the youngest. I have been tempted to give this bit of family 
history, because the name " Samuel" seems to run through the New York family 
as weil as my own. 



The Shakespeare Wills {ante, vol. 46, p. 425).— In the New England 
Register for October, we find several wills of more than ordinary interest. 
The wills, of the Shakespeare family, of Thomas Nash and Elizabeth Barnard, 
have been several times printed, but attention should be directed to one or 
two points. 

It will be observed that Dr. John Hall made no attempt to dispose of " New 
J Place." It is not mentioned in his will, and was not his to dispose of. It was 

left to his wife, as security for her fulfilling some special obligation. 

But Thomas Nash, who married Dr. Hall's daughter, seems to have lost sight 
of this interest, for he coolly leaves " New Place " to his kinsman Edward Nash, 
with some other items of the Shakespeare property. 

His widow, however, carried the matter into court, and the court sustained 
her claim to William Shakespeare's bequest. I cannot at this moment give the 
necessary references, but by turning to page 428 of the October Register, any 
one can see, that after her second marriage, Dame Barnard, who had been Mrs. 
Nash, was still in possession of " New Place," and in her will ordered it sold, 
and the money to be given to the said Edward Nash, in pursuance of a promise 
probably made before the court. 

The manuscripts alluded to in Dr. John Hall's will were probably medical 
manuscripts. 

Some of these, written in Latin, were obtained from his wife by a surgeon 
named James Cooke, who was attached apparently to a regiment stationed at 
Stratford-bridge. He was invited to New Place by Mrs. Hall in 1642. to look at 
Dr. Hall's books. After a general survey, she brought out some medical book3 
that she wished to sell. Two of these proved to be medical MSS. prepared for 
the press, in Latin, by Dr. Hall himself. 

One of these Cooke translated and published in 1057. The family of Shakes- 
peare and Dr. Hall himself entertained the Puritan preachers of the time, and 
would not have been likely to take interest in Shakespeare's Plays. Lt seems 
singular that it has to be so often repeated that Shakespeare's manuscripts were 
cot his own property. After he retired to New Place, he is said to have re- 
ceived £1000 a year from the theatres, and of course this was for plays, 
original or adapted. Of none of these, nor of those already known, could he 
have owned a copy. The manuscripts belonged to those who bought them, and 
as they must have been copied hundreds of times, it is not likely that any one 
was in existence, in his own handwriting, when the folio was published. 

It is not impossible that manuscripts of his sonnets may yet be found, scat- 
tered like autographs, in hidden scrap-books. Shakespeare valued his poems. 
- His plays do not seem to have interested him as much. "He was obliged to con- 
form to the demands of the theatres ; he often adapted very poor, but popular 



1893.] Notes and Queries. 219 

plays, and hardly realized the outbursts of poetic power, that forced themselves 
to the point of his pen. lie hated to make himself a " motley to the view " and 
to sell 4: cheap what was moat dear." 

" Your monument shall be my gentle verse 
Which eyes not yet created shall o'er read," 

he writes in a sonnet, secure of his future fame; and then, in the very next : — 

" Oh for my sake do you with fortune chide 
The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds, 
That did not better for ray life provide 
Than public means, which public manners breeds. 
And almost thence my nature is subdued 
To what it works in — like the dyer's hand : 
Pity me then, and wish I were renewed ! " 

This last quotation shows plainly that his true love was poetry, and that he 
could hardly forgive himself for forsaking her (as he thought) to get his daily 
bread by writing plays. Caroline H. Dall. 

Washington, D. C. 



Historical Intelligence. 



Robert A. Brock, of Richmond, Va. — We learn that the friends of this 
gentleman — the efficient secretary of the Southern Historical Society, who 
did such good service for historical literature while he was corresponding 
secretary and librarian of the Virginia Historical Society — are making an effort 
to secure his services as the editor of the Virginia Calendar of State Papers, for 
which his historical knowledge and literary ability so well qualify him. We have 
already given our opinion of. the value of his services to the Virginia Historical 
Society for sixteen years, in a note printed in the Register for October, 1801, 
vol. 45, page 319. The work of reorganizing and enlarging the sphere of the 
Virginia Historical Society, commenced by the lamented Col. Thomas H. Wynne, 
was successfully carried forward by Mr. Brock. The executive committee of 
I that Society, at a meeting held on the 4th of February last, voted that, 

" In view of the long and valued labors in behalf of this Society of Mr. R. A. 
Brock, its late secretary, the executive committee deem it proper to put ou 
record some recognition of his distinguished services. 

" Mr. Brock became secretary April 12, 1875. From that time he has devoted 
himself with singular enthusiasm and prodigious labor to the work of the 
Society. This he has done upon a salary, which, although as large as the means 
of the Society warranted, was altogether disportionate to the work performed: 
and it is hardly too much to say that his useful exertions during this long period 
have in effect preserved the life of the organization." 

The loss of Mr. Brock's services is a serious one for the Virginia Historical 
Society, but if the commonwealth of Virginia can secure them we shall not 
regret it. The profound knowledge of the" history of Virginia which Mr. Brock 
possesses admirably fits him for the position which his friends wish him to 
occupy, and we hope and trust that their efforts will be successful. He would 
be able to utilize much valuable illustrative matter which he has been many 
years collecting. 

In addition to his historical knowledge, Mr. Brock's acquaintance with the 
genealogy of Virginia families is probably superior to that of any other person 
living, and those who wish to have genealogical investigations made in that 
State have now a rare opportunity to secure the services of an accomplished 
genealogist. His address is at the Southern Historical Society's rooms, Rich- 
mond, Va. 



History of the Boston Post Office. — C. W. Ernst, Esq., the Assistant 
Postmaster of the Boston Post Office, contributes a history of this office to 
the Souvenir printed for the Special Delivery Messengers in February last, and 
also a history of the Special Delivery Service. Both contain valuable historical 
matter. The history of the Post Office in this city has been compiled with great 
labor, and furnishes a succinct account of the ofiice from the appointment of 



220 JS r oles and Queries. [April, 

Richard Fairbanks as postmaster in 1C39 to the administration of Thomas N. 
Hart. 

Mr. Ernst has also compiled lists of the Postmasters at Boston from 1G39 to 
1833; of the Assistant Postmasters; the Cashiers, and the Superintendents of 
Delivery: for type-written copies of which we are indebted to him. He has 
given perfect lists of these officials, with the date of appointment, the terms 
and close of their services, as far as could be obtained. The public are indebted 
to him for the first complete list of the Postmasters of Boston. 



Maine Families. — Persons wishing: for records of old families of Buxton, Hol- 
lis, Limington, Stanclish, Baldwin, Denmark or Brownfield, can find the births, 
marriages and deaths, as copied from the town records, arranged alphabetically 
in the hands of Rev. G. T. Ridlon, Sr., who is making a careful copy of the same. 

Kezar Falls, Me. Rev. G. T. Ridlon, Sr. 



Watertown Records. — The printed copies of the first volume of the early 
records of Watertown, Mass., comprising the First and Second Books of the 
Town and Selectmen Records; the First Book and Supplement of Births, Mar- 
riages and Deaths: the Lands, Grants and Possessions, and the Proprietors' 
Records, will be published within a few months. 



Hannay's History of the Loyalists. — James Hannay, the author of the 
"History of Acadia," has commenced with the new year a ''History of the 
Loyalists" in " The Weekly Telegraph," St. John, N" B. ($1 a year). The 
facts which he has obtained for this work may be of value to your readers. 

Ben J. Rand. 



Heraldic Notes. — Mr. Arthur Vicars, F.S.A., has been appointed Ulster King 
of Arms in place of the late Sir Bernard Burke; and Mr. Everard Green. F.S.A., 
has been appointed Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of Arms in place of the late Mr. 
Woods, who was a grandson of Sir Albert Woods, Garter. J. P. R. 



Genealogies in Preparation.— Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of births, marriages, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should be 
used when the full names are known. 

Barnard. — Frank B. King, of Albany, N. Y., is also preparing a genealogy of 
the Barnard family. It is his intention to carry down the female lines for two 
generations in both families. Information is solicited. 

Hartol. —Chiwlvs E. Banks, M.D., U. S. Marine Hospital, Portland, Me., 
is about to publish in book form a genealogy of the Bartol Family of 
Marblehead, Mass., and Freeport, Me., being the descendands of John Bartol 
and Parnell Hodder his wife, who emigrated to this country from Crewkerne, 
Somersetshire, about 1G38, and settled at Marblehead. He was the son of 
John and Agnes (Williams) Bartol, a glover of Crewkerne. Any information 
about the family or its descendants now living will be gladly received and in- 
corporated in the volume. It will probably be distributed gratuitously to 
members of the family. 

Dodge. — A Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County, Mass., is being 
prepared by Hon. Joseph T. Dodge, Ph.D., 316 Washington Avenue. Madison, 
Wis. An introductory article on the subject appeared in the October number 
of the Register. Circulars soliciting information and subscriptions are issued. 

Everett.-^Tke. history of this family is being collected; and any information 
relating to the same will be thankfully received by Mr. Edward E. Everett, Post 
Gfdce Box 14:23, Boston, Massachusetts. 



1893.] Societies and their Proceedings. 221 

Hoadley.—A book on the descendants of William Hoadley of Bran ford, Conn.. 
is in preparation by Francis B. Trowbridge, Esq., author of the Champions 
Genealogy. 

Lawrence, Buckley and other families. — The Rev. Lawrence Buckley Thomas 
of Lawrenceville, Tioga County, Pa., contemplates an enlarged reprint of his 
genealogical notes of 1877 and 1878, and pedigrees and notes of 1883, long out 
of print and very scarce. He would be glad to receive corrections or additions 
to the pedigrees at an early date. The principal families noticed are Brooke, 
Buckley, Chew, Ellicott, Fairfax, Hopkins (of Maryland), Lawrence (of Long 
Island), Kutherfurd, Schieffelin, Suowden, Thomas and Wethered. He will 
print in one volume, at 6-3.00, if sufficient subscribers are received. 

Steele. — Frank Barnard King, No. 05 Washington Avenue, Albany. New York, 
has for several years been preparing a revised and enlarged record of the 
descendands of " Mr. John SteeL" the first secretary of the Connecticut 
Colony, 1030-1639, and also of his brother, George Steele. 

I'ytnn.—Uon. William H. Upton, F.R.S.A.. of Walla Walla, Washington, has 
nearly ready for delivery his lt Upton Family Records." For reasons which he 
Will explain in his preface he was obliged to print his book in England, and 
limit his edition to one hundred copies, of which only seventy will be sold, 
'i He book will contain more than live hundred very large pages, will be hand- 
somely printed, with broad margin, and will be neatly and substantially bound. 
Tie- original subscription price was Twelve Dollars, but the price was raised 
cm the first of March to Fifteen Dollars. Address W. H. Upton, Walla Walla, 
Wa-hington, to whom remittances should be made payable. 



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SOCIETIES AND THEIR PROCEEDINGS, 



New-England Historic Genealogical Society. 

Boston, Massachusetts, Wednesday, February 3, 1892. — A stated meeting was 
held in the hall of the Boston University, 12 Somerset St., in this city, at three 
o'Oock P.M., the president, Aimer C. Goodell, Jr., in the chair. 

S William W. Bailey, LL.B., of Nashua, N. H., read a paper entitled " Matthew 

. Thornton, one of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence." 

Mr. Henry W. Cunningham, the librarian, made his monthly report of 
donations. 

Thirteen resident members were elected. 

Mr. Hamilton A. Hill, the historiographer, reported the deaths of four resi- 
dent members. 

Henry Pickering Walcott, M.D., was chosen a member of the Council to rill 
I s vacancy. 

Several amendments of the By-Laws were offered, and they were referred to 
a committee consisting of Messrs. Hamilton A. Hill, Henry H. Edes, John W. 
Dean, Martin P. Kennard and Henry E. Woods. 

March 2.— A meeting was held at 12 Somerset St., at three o'clock P.M., 
President Goodell in the chair. 

William Gray Brooks, LL.B., of Boston, read a paper on "The Birth of 
Religions Toleration: A Study of the Maryland Charter." 

The librarian reported the monthly donations. 

The historiographer reported the deaths of four members. 

Fourteen resident members were elected. 

Several additional amendments to the By-Laws were offered. 

April £.— A stated meeting was held at 12 Somerset St., at three o'clock P.M., 
President Goodell in the chair. 

The Rt. Rev. Thomas M. Clark, D.D., LL.D.. Bishop of Rhode Island, read a 
paper on " William Wheelwright, the benefactor of South America." 

The librarian presented his monthly report. 
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222 /Societies and their Proceedings. [April, 

One honorary and fourteen resident members were elected. 

lion. James \V. Austin was appointed a member of the committee or. the 

amendment of the By-Laws, in place of John Ward De&n who declined. 

Rev. Ezra Hoyt Byiugton, D.D., was chosen a member of the Council to fill a 

vacancv. 
• 

May 4. — A stated meeting was held at 12 Somerset St., Boston, President 
Goodell in the chair. 

A paper by Rev. Alonzo H". Quint, D.I)., on "The Capture of Fort William 
and Mary in 1774" was read by Rev. William II. Cobb. 

The librarian read his monthly report. 

Eight resident members were elected. 

The historiographer reported the death of one resident member, Rev. Artemas 
B. Muzzey, D.D. : and Rev. Alonzo A. Miner, D.D., spoke feelingly of his life 
and exalted character. 

The president announced that the members of the committee on amending 
the By-Laws had resigned. 

The corresponding secretary announced the resignation of the president, the 
vice president for Massachusetts, the corresponding secretary, the recording 
secretary, the librarian, and six members of the Council, namely, Abner C. Goodell, 
Jr.. Benjamin A. Gould, LL.D.. Henry II. Edes. Gustavus Arthur Hilton. Heury 
W. Cunningham, Andrew P. Peabody, D.D., Hamilton A. Hill. Benjamin G. 
Smith. Henry Williams, Grenviile H." Norcross and Henry P. Walcott, M.D. 
The resignations of Mr. Norcross and Dr. Walcott were to take effect at once, 
the others at the close of the June meeting. 

Rev. E. O. Jameson, Rev. Alonzo A. Miner, D.D., Newton Talbot. Rev. Heury 
F. Jenks and Albert A. Folsora were appointed a committee to confer with the 
gentlemen whose resignations were announced; and, as far as possible, per- 
suade them to retain their positions, and, in case they cannot be persuaded to 
do so, to nominate successors. 
| June 1. — A stated meeting was held in the lower Horticultural Hall this after- 

noon, at three o'clock. President Goodell in the chair. The president, after a 
brief speech, called Andrew McFarland Davis to the chair. 

The librarian being absent, his report was read by the corresponding secretary. 
f David G. HaskinsT Jr., William G. Brooks, Henry A. Hazen, D.D., David 

H. Brown and C. B. Tillinghast were chosen a committee on the proposed 
amendments to the By-Laws. 

Rev. E. 0. Jameson, chairman of the committee to request the members who 
had resigned their offices to retain their positions, reported that they could not 
induce them to withdraw their resignations, except on conditions which the 
committee obtained in writing and reported to the Society. 

On recommendation of the committee, the Society voted, that the fact that the 
•Council was outvoted on a measure involving presumably honest differences of 
opinion, created no necessity that they should resign; that the paper presented 
by gentlemen of the Council cannot be accepted, as it contains charges in no 
wise to be admitted; and that the Society cordially invite the several officials, 
without any reference to the paper presented, to withdraw their resignations. 

The committee was requested to nominate candidates at an adjourned meeting, 
Jure 22d, to fill the places of those who did not withdraw their resignations 
within ten days. 

Don Gleason Hill and Charles Carleton Cofliu were elected members of the 
■Council to fill vacancies. 

More amendments to the By-Laws were proposed. The committee on By-Laws 
was authorized to consider the whole of the present code. 

Jane 22. — An adjourned meeting was held this day, President Goodell in the 
chair. A vote was passed approving the work of the Committee on the Rolls of 
Membership. 

Hamilton A. Hill read a communication from the retiring officials, regretting 
the necessity of burdening the Society with a new election ; but stating that they 
could not, without a loss of self-respect, withdraw their resignations. 

Rev. E. O. Jameson, in behalf of his committee, nominated candidates to fill 
the vacancies. The following officers were elected : 

President.— William Claflin, LL.D. 

Vice President for Massachusetts. — Walbridge A. Field, LL.D. 

Corresponding Secretary. — Henry A. Hazen, D.D. 



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Librarian. — John "Ward Dean. 

Counsellors. — William Tracy Eustis, Hon. James W. .Austin, David G. 
Haskins, Jr. 

October 5. — A suited meeting was held this afternoon at three o'clock, at No. 
12 Somerset St., the president, Hon. William Claflin.LL.D., in the chair. 

The president made a brief address, in which he referred to the death of John 
Green'ieaf Whittier, who had been a life member of the Society for nearly a 
quarter of a century, and had been much interested in its work. 

Resolutions on the death of Mr. Whittier were offered by Hon. Eben 3:". Stone 
of Newbury port, and were unanimously adopted by a rising vote. 

Newton Talbot, Charles H. Saunders and George Kuhn Clarke were elected 
members of the Council to till vacancies. 

John Ward Dean, the librarian, reported 16G volumes and 134 pamphl ts had 
been received as gifts since the last meeting. 

John Calvin Crane of Millbury, Mass., read a paper on "Col. Thomas Gilbert, 
a leader of the New England Tories of 1776V' 

November 2. — A stated meeting was held at Xo. 12 Somerset Street, at three 
o'clock P.M. £n the absence of President Clafiin and the vice presidents, Charles 
S. Ensign was chosen president pro tern. 

Prof. John J.'iske read a paper on •■ Charles Lee. the Soldier of Fortune." 

The librarian reported 115 volumes and 07 pamphlets as donations in October. 

George Knha Clarke ottered resolutions endorsing the petition of the Cape 
Cod Memorial Association to the General Court for an appropriation for the 
erection of a fitting monument at Provinceiown, to commemorate the arrival of 
the Mayflower and the landing of the Pilgrims there, Nov. 11-21, 1620. The 
resolutions were unanimously adopted.* 

December 7. — A. stated meeting was held this afternoon at three o'clock at Xo. 
12 Somerset Street. Hon. Joseph B. Walker, vice president, in the chair. 

Bev. Ezra Hoyt Byington, D.D., read a paper on " The Puritan and the Pil- 
grim in New-England History." 

David G. Haskins, Jr., chairman of the committee on the revision of the By- 
Laws, reported in print a series of amendments. It was voted that the consider- 
ation of these amendments be postponed to the next meeting, and that printed 
copies of the report be sent to each resident and life member with the notice of 
the annual meeting. 

The corresponding secretary and the librarian made their monthly reports. 

Albert Harrison Hoyt, Albert A. Folsom, George S. Mann, Andrew II. Ward 
and Julius H. Tuttle w T ere chosen, by ballot, a committee to nominate officers 
for 1603. 

Sixteen resident members were elected. 

Wednesday, January 4. JS93. — The annual meeting was held in the hall of 
Boston University, 12 Somerset Street, this afternoon, at three o'clock. In the 
absence of President Clafiin, Hon. Charles C. Collin was called to the chair. Mr. 
George A. Gordon was chosen secretary pro (em. 

_ The report of the committee on the' By-Laws was taken from the table and 
the committee was discharged. Action on the report was referred to the next 
stated meeting. 

Rev. Ezra Hoyt Byington, D.D., presented the annual report of the Council, 
it contained abstracts "of reports to the Council by the several committees, 
namely, on Finance; on the Library, by Eev. Henry A. Ha/.en, D.D.. chairman; 
on Publication, by Albert H. Hoyt, chairman; on English Research, by William 
S. Appleton, chairman; on Memorial Biographies, by John W. Lean: on the 
Cabinet, by Herbert J. Howard; on Donations, by lia\. William C. Winslow, 
D.D., chairman; on Heraldry, by Henry E. Woods, chairman; on Papers and 
Essays, by Lev. David Greene Haskins, D.D., chairman; and the committee to 
&s*ist the historiographer. 

John Ward Lean, the librarian, made his annual report. The additions to 
the library during the year were 510 books and 5G9 pamphlets. 

B- B. Torrey, the treasurer; Rev. Henry A. Hazen, D.D., the corresponding 

* The New-England Historic Genealogical Society celebrated the quarter millenary of 
this evint Nov. 21. 1870, by ;tn addres? by J. Winuate Thornton, A.M., which was printed 
with additions in 187-1, under the tide of " The Historical Relation of New England to the 
English CoTinuoiiwealth." See Register, vol. 2r>, pp. 91-3; vol. 29, pp. 336-7. 



224 Societies and their Proceedings. [April, 

secretary; George K. Clarke, in behalf of the historiographer's department; 
and D. P Corey, as chairman of the trustees of the Kidder Fund, made their 
several animal reports. 

Col. Albert II. lloyt. chairman of the nominating committee, reported a list 
of candidates for officers for the ensuing year, who were elected as follows: 

President. — William Claflin, LL.D., of Newton, Mass. 

Vice-Presidents.— Walbridge Aimer Field, LL.D.. of Boston, Mass.; Joseph 
Williamson. A.M., of Belfast, Me.; Joseph Burbeen Walker. A.M., of Concord, 
N.H. ; James Barrett, LL.D., of Rutland, Vt. ; Eiisha Benjamin Andrews, D.D., 
LL.D., of Providence. R. I.; Edward Elbridge Salisbury, LL.D., of New 
Haven, Ct. 

Recording Secretary. — George Augustus Cordon. A.M.. of Somerville, Mass. 

Corresponding Secretory. — William Stanford Stevens, A.M., M.D, of Boston, 
Mass. 

Treasurer. — Benjamin Barstow Torrey. of Hanover, Mass. 

Librarian. — John Ward Dean, A.M.. of Medford, Mass. 

Members of the Council for the term ending in 1S06. — Ezra Hoyt Byinston, 
D.D., of Newton, Mass. ; Charles Carleton Coffin, A.M., of Boston, Mass. ; Don 
Gleason Hill, LL.B., of Dedham. Mass. 

The following members of the Council hold over : 

F»r the term ending in 1895. —William Tracy Eustis, of Boston, Mass.; 
David Greene Haskins, Jr., A.M., LL.B., of Cambridge, Mass. ; Newton Talbot, 
of Boston, Mass. 

For the term ending in IS 94. — John Tyler Hassam, A.M.. of Boston, Mass. ; 
George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B., of Needham, Mass.; Charles S. Ensign, LL.B., of 
Water town, Mass. 

Hon. Charles Carleton Coffin, A.M., then delivered the Annual Address. 

Thanks were voted to the retiring corresponding secretary, Rev. Henrv A. 
Hazem D.D. 

It was voted that the annual address, the several annual reports, the necrology 
and the other proceedings at this meeting be referred to the Council with full 
authority to print the same. 

February 1. — A stated meeting was held thi< afternoon at No. 12 Somerset 
Street. Mr. Charles S. Ensign was chosen president pro tern. 

Reports of the Council, the librarian, the corresponding secretary and the 
historiographer were presented. 

Charles Sidney Ensign was elected a member of the Council to fill a vacancy. 

A committee consisting of Rev. Dr. PL H. Byington, J. W. Dean and N. Talbot 
was appointed to report at the next meeting resolutions on the death of Hon. 
Rutherford B. Hayes, for seven years an honorary vice president of this Society. 

Rev. Dr. William C. Winslow offered resolutions on the death of the Rt. Rev. 
Phillips Brooks, which were unanimously adopted by a rising vote. 

The Society approved of a petition now before the general court asking the 
State to print the muster rolls of Massachusetts soldiers in the Revolution, and 
Hon. Charles C. Coffin, Capt. Albert A. Folsom and George A. Gordon, A.M., 
were chosen a committee to represent the Society at the hearings. 

Hon. Newton Talbot offered some votes in relation to some of the Funds of 
the Society, which were adopted, and ordered to be printed with the annual 
proceed! rigs. 

The report of the committee on By-Laws was then taken up, and the amend- 
ments under Chapters 2, 3, 4, .">, 8 and 10 were acted upon. The consideration 
of Chapter 13 was deferred to another meeting. 

March!. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon at 12 Somerset Street, 
Charles S. Ensign, LL.B., in the chair. 

Prof. Williston Walker. Ph.D., of Hartford, Conn., read a paper on "The 
Influence of the Mathers in New-England Religious Development." 

Rev. Dr. E. H. Byington, chairman of the committee appointed at the last 
meeting, reported resolutions of respect to the memory of Ex-President Ruther- 
ford B. Hayes, LL.D., an honorary member of this Society, which were unani- 
mously adopted by a rising vote. 

The report of the Council, the corresponding secretary and the librarian were 
presented. 

Seven resident members were elected. 

Frank E. Bradish, A.B., stated that the venerable Lucius Robinson Paige, 



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D.D., the eldest and senior member of the Society, would on the 8th inst. com- 
plete his ninety-first year, and on his motion the Society voted to send him its 
heartiest greeting, and to express the hope that his life may be prolonged in the 
enjoyment of his great learning and piety which now, as ever, excite our 
affectionate admiration. 

New amendments to the By-Laws were oflered and referred to a committee. 

Resolutions were passed requesting the general court to have the list of per- 
sons whose names hud been changed, issued in 16S3, brought down to the 
present time and reprinted. 

Connecticut Valley Historical Society. 

Springfield, Mass., Tuesday, March 7, IS 93.— A meeting was held this evening 
in the South Church Chapel. 

Key. E. II. Byington, D.D., of Xewton, read a paper on "The Pilgrims and 
Puritans, the Makers of New England." 

Ehode Island Historical Society. 

Providence, Tuesday, November 20, 1S92. — A stated meeting was held this 
evening in the Society's Cabinet, Waterman Street. 

Rev. William C.Langdon, D.I)., read a paper on " Old Catholics of the Italian 
Revolution." 

Beet mber 13.— A stated meeting was held this evening in the Society's Cabinet. 

Mr. Henry C. Dorr read a paper on "The Association of the Proprietor? of 
Providence and their Contest with the Free Holders." 

Derembcr 27. — A stated meeting was held this evening. 

Mr. Simon S. Bucklin, of Providence, read a paper entitled "A Plea for 
American Literature." 

January 10, 1S93. — The annual meeting was held this evening; the president. 
| Gen. Horatio Rogers, in the chair. 

Amos Perry, the librarian, made his annual report, showing the condition of 
the library. 

Eleven members were elected. 

President Rogers delivered his annual address. 
I Mr. Richmond P. Everett, the treasurer, reported a cash balance of 839-1.55. 

The life membership fund amounts to 82,093.76, and the publication fund to 
83,400. 2L The investment fund amounts to $23,000. 

The committees on the library and on lectures made their annual reports. 

The following officers for the ensuing year were then elected : 

President. — Horatio Rogers. 

Vice Presidents. — George M. Carpenter, E. Benjamin Andrews. 

Secretary. — Amos Perry. 

Treasurer. — Richmond P. Everett. 

Nominating Committee. — Albert V. Jencks, James E. Cranston, Edward I. 
Nickerson. 

Lecture Committee. — Amos Perry, Reuben A. Guild, William B. Weeden. 

Committee on Building and Grounds.— Royal C. Taft, Isaac H. Southwick, Jr., 
I«aac C. Bates. 

Library Committee.— William D. Ely, Amos Perry, Howard W. Preston. 

Publication Committee. — E. Benjamin Andrews, Amasa M. Eaton, James G. 

Vox;, 

Genealogical Committee.— -Henry E. Turner, George T. Hart. John O. Austin. 

Finance Committee.— Ilobcvt H. I. Goddard, Charles H. Smith, Richmond P. 
Everett. 

Auditing Committee.— -Lewis J. Chase, James Burdick. F. A. Lincoln. 

Committee on Necrology. — W. F. Munro, Rev. S. H. Webb, Amos Perry. 

The work of obtaining information from the town clerks was reported to be 
very satisfactory, nearly all of the clerks having replied to the circular letter 
sent to them. The funds for tabulating the information was increased to 8100. 

Old Colony Historical Society. 

Taunton, Massctchus^tts, Monday, October 10, 1892.— A quarterly meeting 
was held in Historical Hall this evening, the president, Rev. Samuel II. Emery, 
D.D., in the chair. 

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President Emery m?de a brief address, after -which 

Prof. John Ordronaux addressed the Society on " The Columbian Festival 
I Lesson." 

Six members were elected. 

Capt. John W. Dean Hall, the librarian, reported a list of donations. 

Holiday, January 6, 1893. — The annual meeting was held this evening, Presi- 
dent Emery in the chair. 

The president made his annual address. 

Rev. Payson W. Lyman, of Fall River, Mass., delivered an address on " The 
Shays Rebellion." 

Dea. E. H. Reed, the historiographer, read memorials of the members who 
had died since the last meeting. 

The annual election took place, with the following result : 

President. — Rev. S. Hopkins Emery, D.D., of Taunton. 

Vice Presidents. — Hon. Edmund H. Bennett, of Taunton, and Rev. William L. 
Chaffm, of North Easton. 

Recording Secretary caul Librarian. — Capt. John W. J). Hall, of Taunton. 

Corresponding Secretary. — Hon. Charles A. Reed, of Taunton. 

Treasurer. — Dr. Elijah U. Jones, of Taunton. 

Historiographer. — Edgar H. Reed, Esq.. of Taunton. 

Auditor. — John F. Montgomery, Esq., of Taunton. 

Directors. — Hon. William E. Fuller, of Taunton: Gen. Ebenezer W. Peirce, of 
Freetown; Henry M. Lovering, Esq., of Taunton: Hon. John S. Brayton, of 
Fall River; Elisha C. Leonard, Esq., of New Bedford; James M. Cushman, 
Esq., of Taunton. 

Mr. Montgomery, auditor, reported briefly the financial condition of the 
Society — Dr. Jones, the treasurer, being detained at home by illness — stating 
that there are $1,760 in savings bank, and $133 on deposit. 

The secretary reported thai our Society rolls now contain 537 members, viz. : 
1C5 life, 22 honorary, 72 corresponding, and 278 resident members. Also that 
16 life members, 5 honorary, 9 corresponding, and 17 resident members have 
passed away in six years and three months, since occupying our Historical Hall. 

The librarian reported the quarterly donations. 
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NECROLOGY OF THE NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC 
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 

Prepared by the Historiographer, Rev. Ezra Hoyt Byixgtox, D.D., of Newton, Mass. 

The sketches of deceased members prepared for the Register are of 
necessity brief, because the space that can be appropriated is quite limited. 
All the materials for more extended memoirs which can be gathered are 
preserved in the archives of the Society, and they will be available for use 
in preparing the " Memorial Biographies," of which four volumes have 
been issued and a fifth volume is in press. The income from the Towne 
Memorial Fund is devoted to the publication of these volumes. 

As the office of Historiographer has been vacant for a number of months, 
the work of this department is in arrears. It is hoped, however, that in 
subsequent numbers of the Register the deficiencies will be made up. 

Rt. Rev. Phillips Brooks, D.D., Bishop of Massachusetts. — Bishop Brooks 
was born in Boston, Dec. 13, 1835, and died in Boston, Jan. 22, 1S93. He was 
the second son of William Gray Brooks and Mary Ann Phillips, thus combining 
in his own person and in his name two of the oldest and best families of New 
England. His father was a member of this society, and his memoir will be 
found in the Register, vol. 33, p. 255. 

He was prepared for college in the Boston Latin School, was graduated 
from Harvard 1855, and studied divinity at Alexandria, Virginia. ~ He was 



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ordained to tlie ministry in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1859; was 
rector of the Church of the Advent in Philadelphia until 1862, when lie was 
transferred to the Church of the Holy Trinity in the same city. He became 
rector of Trinity Church in Boston in 1869, and after :t ministry of twenty-two 
years in this ancient church lie was elected Bishop of Massachusetts, April 30, 
1891, and was consecrated October 14th of the same year. 

Bishop Brooks was descended from Thomas Brooks, who came from England 
in the early years of the Puritan emigration. A number of eminent citizens of 
Massachusetts have been among his descendants. Three generations ago a 
descendant of Rev. John Cotton, the second minister of Boston, became the wife 
of the great-grandfather of Bishop Brooks. 

On the side of his mother the Bishop was descended from Rev. Georcre 
Phillips, a graduate from the University of Cambridge, who came from Engl ind 
in the Arabella, with Governor Winthrop, in 1630. He was the first minister of 
Watertown. The irreat-grandson of Rev. George Phillips was the well known 
Rev. Samuel Phillips, minister for sixty years of the Old South Church in 
Andover. Judge Samuel Phillips, born 1750. was Lieut. Governor of Massa- 
chusetts, and one of the founders of Phillips Academy, Andover, as another of 
the Phillips family was the founder of Phillips Academy, Exeter, and others of 
Andover Theological Seminary. 

Bishop Brooks was interested in everything that relates to the history of New 
England. He was the author of a number of volumes which have had a wide 
circulation in this country and across the sea. His sympathies were broad and 
generous. He was the friend and helper of men of all sorts and conditions. 
But he will be remembered chieiiy for his gift of eloquent and persuasive speech. 
He seemed to be equally attractive to people who differed not only in respect to 
culture, but also in their tastes and opinions. He had already taken a place 
among the greatest preachers of his time. It would not be easy to name one 
among English-speaking clergymen who excels him as a preacher to the multi- 
tudes of men. We shall wait a long time before we look upon his like again. 

He was elected a resident member of this Society March 2, 1892. 



Rutherford Birchard Hayes, LL.B., LL.D., the nineteenth President of 
the United States, was elected an honorary member of this Society. Oct. 3. 1877, 
and was one of its honorary vice-presidents from 1879 to 1889. 

He was born in Delaware, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1822, and was of the sixth generation 
from George Hayes of Windsor, Conn., who came to Xew England about the 
year 1680. The family is believed to have been of Scottish descent. 

Mr. Hayes received his early education at Xorwalk, Ohio, and Middletown, 
Conn., and was graduated from Kenyon College. Gambler, Ohio, with the highest 
honors, in 1842. He entered the Law School of Harvard University, and was 
graduated in 1845. He began the practice of law in Fremont, Ohio, but removed 
to the city of Cincinnati, where he soon rose to eminence in his profession. He 
was city solicitor of Cincinnati a number of years before the civil war. He en- 
listed as a volunteer in the Army of the United "States in 1861, receiving a com- 
mission as major. He was in active service during the whole of the war. — was 
severely wounded at South Mountain Sept. 14, 1862, — was promoted Brigadier 
General in 18G4, and Major General by brevet in 18G5. After the close of the 
war he served in the House of Representatives from 1865 to 1867, when he was 
elected Governor of Ohio. He was reelected in 1869, and in 1875. In 1876 he 
was elected President of the United States. The most important events during 
his administration were the withdrawal of the United States troops from the 
southern states, the resumption of specie payments, and the progress of civil- 
service reform. After his retirement to private life he was active in educational 
and charitable work, serving for many years as president of the National Prison 
Reform Association; trustee of the Peabodv Educational Euud; and of the 
John E. Slater Fund. 

He married, Dec. 30, 1852, Lucy Ware Webb, by whom he had eight children. 

Besides the practice of law, and the duties of his political life, President 
Hayes gave much attention to literary and historical studies. He was one of 
the founders of the Ohio Historical Society, and a corresponding member of 
various historical and literary societies. He received the degree of LL.D. from 
Kenyon College in 1868, from Harvard 1877, Yaie, and Johns Hopkins in 1880. 

He died in Fremont, Ohio, Jau. 17, 1893. 



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George William Curtis, A.M., LL.D., was elected a corresponding member, 
Feb. 7, 1883, and an honorary member, Oct. 1, 1890. Fie was born in Provi- 
dence, R. I-, Feb. 24, 1824, and died at his home in West New Brighton, Rich- 
mond Co., New York, Aug. 31, 1892. He was a son of George and Mary Eliza- 
beth (Burrill) Curtis. 

At the age of fifteen he became a clerk in a mercantile house in New York. 
When eighteen years of age, he, with his older brother, joined the community 
of Brook Farm in \v est Eoxbury, Mass.. remaining there about two years. Then 
they spent one or two years on a farm in Concord, Mass. In 184*6 Mr. Curtis 
went abroad, spending' some time as a student at the University of Berlin, and 
traveling in a leisurely way through southern Europe. Egypt and Syria. In 
1850 he returned to New York and entered upon a literary life. He was con- 
nected with the New York " Tribune" for a short time. 

From 18-53 to 185G he was editor of " Tut nam's Monthly." This led him into 
a partnership with the publishers of the magazine, though he had no share in 
the management of the business, In 1857 the firm failed, and Mr. Curt;- re- 
linquished his private property, and. as that did not suffice, devoted his income 
for the next fifteen years to paying in full the debts of the firm. He was en- 
gaged several seasons in the lecture iield. where he won high distinction. He 
took the stump for Fremont in 1856; was a delegare to the second national 
Republican convention at Chicago, in 18(10 : became political editor of •• Harper's 
Weekly" in 1863; was made a regent of the University of the State of Xew 
York in 1864 ^ was non-resident Professor at Cornell University for four years: 
in 18G7 was a delegate at large to the Constitutional convention of New York. 
in which he was the chairman of the committee on education ; was a delegate to 
the national Republican convention of 1876. In 1862, President Lincoln offered 
him the position of consul-general in Egypt, which he declined. He declined 
also the post of minister to England, and later that of minister to Germany, 
offered to him by President Hayes in 18T7. Mr. Curtis was specially interested 
in civil-service reform, and was the chairman of a commission appointed by 
President Graut in 1871, to draw up rules for the regulation of the civil service. 
He was for many years President of the National Civil-Service Reform League, 
and of the New York Association. He was. as has been seen, for many years 
prominent in the national Republican party. After the spring of 1884, he no 
longer identified himself with that party. 

For the last twenty-five years of his life he had his summer home in Ashfield, 
Mass., where he spent four or five months of each year. He came there into 
pleasant relations with the permanent residents of the town, entered heartily 
into the local educational and social interests, and has left behind most pleasant 
recollections of himself. The academy, the public library, the poor and feeble, 
have reason gratefully to cherish, his memory. 

Mr. Curtis married in 1850, Anna Shaw, the daughter of Frank George Shaw, 
and had three children : Frank George Curtis. Elizabeth Burrill Curtis and Sarah 
Shaw Curtis. He received the degree of A.M. from Brown University in 1853; 
that of LL.D. from Madison University in 1864, from Harvard University in 
1881, and from Brown University in 1882. 

His principal publications were: "Nile Notes of a Howadji" (1851): "The 
Howadji in Syria" (1852) ; " Lotus Eating'' (1852) ; " Potiphar Papers " (1853) : 
" Prue and I " (1856) ; " Trumps " (1862). To these should be added the series 
of papers entitled the "Editors Easy Chair," which Mr. Curtis contributed to 
" Harper's Monthly" from 1853 to the time of his death. Among his published 
addresses are the following : " Eulogy upon Charles Sumner," before the Legis- 
lature of Massachusetts in 1874: " Centennial Oration" at Concord, Mass. 1875; 
" Centennial Oration " at Schuylersville, N. Y., 1877 : " Discourse upon William 
Cullen Bryant," before the New York Historical Society, 1878; "Oration upon 
Unveiling the Statue of Burns" in Central Park, 1880. 

By the liev. George M. Adams, D.D., of Auburndale. 

David Williams Patterson, the well-known genealogist, was elected a 
corresponding member of this Society, Sept. 5, 1855. He died at his home in 
Newark Valley, Tioga Co., N. Y., on 18th Nov. 1892. 

His father, Hon. Chester Patterson, a native of Richmond, Mass,, where he 
was horn 24 Sept. 1777, removed with his father to Union, Broome Co.. N. Y., 
in February, 17i)3, and was sheriff of that county, 1809-12 ; represented it in 



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the state Legislature, 1819-21, inclusive; was one of the presidential electors of 
the state of New York, 1824, casting his vote for John Quincy Adams ; and 
town clerk of Union for many years, besides being otherwise much occupied 
with the public affairs of the town. In 1839, he removed with his family to 
Newark Valley, where he died22 Sept. 1S57, a?. 73. His wife was Mary Ann 
Elliott. 

His son, the subject of our sketch, was born in Union, N. Y., 15 July, 1S24 ; 
removed with his parents to Newark Valley, in 1839 ; and, obtaining a good 
common-school education, studied dentistry at Rochester, N. Y., and commenced 
its practice at West Winsted, Ct., in December, 1846. On the Sth of June, 1853, 
he married Helen Maria (daughter of Otis and Sarah Slosson) Lincoln, of 
Newark Valley, who survives him, with their four children, Anna, Lincoln 
Elliott, Sterling Woodford and Ralph Thacher. 

While engaged in a successful practice at West Winsted, Dr. Patterson be- 
came interested in the study of American genealogy and local history ; which 
so grew upon him, that finally, upon his removal to Newark Valley, in May, 
1865, he abandoned dentistry, and thenceforth devoted himself (aside from the 
management of his small paternal farm) entirely to his favorite pursuits. 

Of the great extent and value of his work, comparatively little is known 
even among his fellow-laborers in the same field; for most of it was done for 
others, and his share in the compilation of many of our best genealogies is in- 
dicated only by a line in the preface, or an occasional foot-note.* But the 
quality of that work, in the appreciation of those best qualified to understand 
it, will ever remain unchallenged. He was a most indefatigable and conscien- 
tious worker, pushing his researches with a systematic thoroughness and 
acumen which left almost absolutely nothing to be gathered by others who 
might, perchance, follow him over the same ground. One who knew him well, 
writing to me since his death, aptly speaks of "the relentless objectivity of his 
search." He seemed never anxious to "see himself in print"; his untiring 
industry and perseverance found its most ample reward in the consciousness 
that his work was well done; and crowded with work as he always was, he 
was ever ready to help, from his own stores of information and experience, 
all who came to him — from the timid tyro in the field of genealogy, to the 
veteran with whom he had often measured the lance of criticism. Hence, it 
is perfectly safe to say that we have had, in America, during the past forty 
years, no genealogist whose work stands so absolutely unquestioned, or whose 
dicta in regard to any mooted point was so unhesitatingly accepted as Dr. 
Patterson's. There was, among his fellow-laborers in the fleld, a sincere con- 
viction (1) of his personal conscientiousness, and (2) of the perfection of his 
peculiar methods of systematic research, record, arrangement and statement. 
In these details he certainly excelled — and, though some of them (such as his 
system of notation; or the "married with," upon which he so much insisted; 
or the manner of his preparation of MSS. for the printer) might, to some, 
appear " cranky," they were certainly substantiated by him with very convinc- 
ing argument; and, whether in MS. or print, left no doubt in the reader's mind 
as to what was intended. 

The character of Dr. Patterson's literary work was but the natural expres- 
sion of his own nature — firm, plainly expressed, devoid of all pretence. His 
rugged honesty always found free expression ; and his dislike of that which 
was mean or underhanded was never glossed over with smooth words, or can- 
celled by polite silence. Scrupulously honest and rigidly exact and correct in 
all his transactions ; quick to resent a wrong, real or fancied, he was equally 
considerate of the legal rights of others. There was, withal, a wonderful de- 
gree of tenderness in his nature ; his friendships were as strong as his dislikes ; 
and his best friends were those who best understood and appreciated the nature 
of his work, and were in sympathy with his peculiar literary tastes. In all the 
relations of life, domestic, social, "religious and literary, the man's positiveness 
was so little in accord with the conventionalism of ordinary society — that, to- 
gether with his modesty, it debarred him from that full recognition of his value 
in the community to which his abilities and his works entitled him. Generous 

* In the ease of No*. 2, 3, 6 and 9, of the following list, Mr. Patterson's claim to author- 
ship rests upon facts personally known by, or from statements made by him to the author 
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and helpful by nature, he was always " to the front" in the social, religions and 
higher material interests of the community in which he resided; still, in all 
such public affairs, he was (true to his nature) the advocate of those methods 
only which would produce the most thorough and substantial results. His 

religions views, while they might not, perhaps, have exactly squared with any 
church creed, were the outcome of a. deep study of the Bible and of human 
nature; and we have reason to know, personally, that his was the faith of the 
humble Christian, looking forward to eternal salvation through the only atone- 
ment upon the Cross. 

It is somewhat difficult, at the present time, to prepare a full and exact 
schedule of Mr. Patterson's genealogical work. From the best data available, 
however, we glean the following: 

The only published work-;, avoAvedly his, are : — 

1. ..-1 Letter of Directions to His Father's Birthplace, by John Holmes, with 
Notes and a Genealogy by 1). Williams Patterson. 1S65. Svo. pp. 76. 

2. John Watson of Hartford, Conn., and his Descendants. A Genealogy by 
Thomas Watson, is*;,",. 8vo. pp. 4 7. 

These two works were respectively Xos. 1 and 8 of the issues of a private 
club of three members (1). Williams Patterson, then of West Wins-ted, Ct. ; 
Francis S. Hoffman, Esq., of Xew York City, and the writer of this memoir, 
then resident in Brooklyn, X. Y.) ; styling Itself the " V. Q. Club" — a name 
humorously suggested by Dr. P., with reference to the "unknown quantity" 
which so often, in genealogy as in mathematics, puzzles the student: as well 
as to the non-identification of the membership of the club, now for the first 
time given to the public. 

3. Memorables of the Monigomeries. New York. Printed for the King of 
Clubs. 1866. (Edition 40 copies in ko. 60 in Svo.) Bradstreet Press, New York. 

1 This, which included a Montgomery Pedigree, was prepared for and privately 

printed by Thomas II. Montgomery, Esq., of Philadelphia : the device used on 
its title, a '■ King of Clubs," was also, I believe, a suggestion of Dr. P's. 

| 4. Slosson Genealogy. By IX Williams Patterson. Reprinted from the New 

York Genealogical and Biographical, Record, of L872. bvo. pp. 20. A record of 
descendants of Nathaniel Slosson, born about 1696, Xorwalk. Conn. 

j 5. John Stoddard, of Wetherstield, Ct., and his Descendants, 1642-1872. A 

Genealogy by D. Williams Patterson. 8vo. pp. 96, 187:3. 

| 6. The Isbell and Kingman Families. Some records of Robert Isbeli and 

Henry Kingman and their descendants. Gathered from various sources, and 
compiled by Leroy W. Kingman. Owego, 1889. 4to. pp. 30. 

7. Brockway Family. Some records of Wolston Brockway and his descend- 
ants. Compiled for Francis E. Brockway [by D. Williams Patterson]. Owego, 
1890. 4to. pp. 167. 

8. TJie Grant Genealogy. Descendants of Matthew, of Windsor, Conn. [Re- 
printed from Stiles 7 s Revised History and Genealogy of Windsor, Conn., 1893. 
Svo. pp. 42. Edition 100 copies.] 

9. The Whitney Family, Connecticut, J649-1S7S. Privately printed by the 
late S. Whitney Phoenix, of New York City. :3 vols. 4to. 916! 898, 826 pp. and 
pedigrees. Edition 510 copies. The compilation and arrangement of this work 
was the greatest monument of Mr. Patterson's industry and skill; and he pre- 
pared, also, enough more material (especially biographical) to have made an- 
other large volume; which, however, Mr. Phoenix did not see tit to publish. 

10. To Mr. John Boyd's Annals of Winchester, Conn., Mr. Patterson con- 
tributed a lar.jfe amount of genealogical matter and labor, which received due 
acknowledgment. 

11. Susquehannah Association. Historical Notes. Compiled by D. Williams 
Patterson, for the Susquehannah Association of Congregational Churches and 
Ministers (reprinted from Congregational Quartei'ly). Boston, 1>>74. 8vo. 8. 
Notes on the if First" Susquehannah Association. 

In Manuscript form, he left many many valuable works, most of which are 
well prepared for printing; among these the principal are : — 

1. The Holy Ones of Lisle, or Fifteen-score and one who sought to serve the 
Lord. Compiled from authentic records. 4 to. pp. 269. [A history of the 
First Church of Lisle, X. Y.] 

2. Folks-Lore of East Haddam, Conn. Seven or more large 4 to. vols. [< " igi- 
I sally compiled for a gentleman in Connecticut, Mr. P. devoted much time 10 

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3, TiobtH Lane and His Descendants. 

I ,- fjt. John Matthias, of Norwalk, Conn., and some of his Descendants, 
I< . :■! i *Si; about same number of pages as No. 1. 

Spencer Genealogy — Jared and Hannah, married 1665 ; about same number 

ires as No. -I, 

< 'one Genealogy— Daniel of Haddam, Ct., 1626. 

Rockicell, of Stamford, Ct., — John of I860. 

Smith Family, of Milford, Ct., 1671. 

Isaac WUley and Descendants, Boston, Mass., 1640. 

Some Records of Thomas Lee, of Lyme, Ct. 

Hung erf ord Family, of East Haddam, Ct.— Thomas, 1639; about 100 pages. 

Genealogies of the Christojiher, Crocker and Marean Families. 

Mersereau Genealogy — Jean Mersereau, from France. 16S5-18S8. 

Proprietors of Haddam. Ct. 

Willard Family— Eichard, of Kent. Ens:.; will dated 1616. 

Seymours of New Canaan. Ct., — from Andrew, 173-4; also of Greenwich, 
(Ct.) and Newburgh (N. Y.) Seymours. 

17. Study of the Jfoores, of Simsbury, Ct., 1755. 

18. Alvord Records. 

19. Fragments of Lyme (Conn.) Genealogies — about 500 pages, -ko. 

20. Patterson Family. 

21. Holmes, a very large MSS. work, done for Rufus E. Holmes of West 
VTinsted, Ct. Mr. Patterson was engaged on this at the time of his death. His 
last journey, made under conditions of much pain and personal suffering, was 

I in the interest of this work. 

22. Descendants of Robert Coe— from 1634. 

23. Genealogies of Norwalk and Ridgefieid, Ct., — a large MS. 

24. Ralph Heeler and Descendants, 1013. 

25. Miscellaneous. 15 large vols., A — L, some families very fully written up. 

26. History of the Families . of the Boston Purchase, — a very large IMS., a few 
sketches from which (relative to the families of Berkshire, Newark Valley and 
Richford) were published in Gay's Historical Gazetteer of Tioga Co., N. Y.. in 
1881. 

27. Some Records of the Descendants of the Widow Ford, 1621-1880. 

28. Records of the WUley Family, of East Haddam, Ct. Second Copy. With 
Letters. 

29. Whitney. Three large MSS. apparently ready for publication, viz. : — 
(a) Joshua Whitney and his Descendants. Compiled, 18S4-88 ; dedicated to 

Abel W., of Adrian, Mich., " whose generosity made possible the studies which 
opened the way for compiling this genealogy of the W. family of Mass." 

Wh itn ey Fa. m ily of Jlassach usetls, — f : rom John and Elinor, of W atertown , 
parents of Joshua above referred to. 

Massachusetts Whitneys. Cortland Co. and Tioga Co., X. F. Branch.— 
da nts of Jonathan. 

Patterson was an early and ardent collector of all printed genealogies 
•a! histories, and accumulated a lar<?e and very valuable library; which, 
bo hoped, will be kept intact and find a suitable resting-place in some 
institution, in accordance with his own oft-expressed desire. 
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[Tufc Etfitor requests persons sending bocks for notice to state, for the Information of 

Ttai Jers, the price of each book, with, the amount to be added fbr postage when pent by 

Faimiif-Historics and Genealogies. A Series of Genealogical and Biographical 
Monographs ny, the Families of MacCurdy, Mitchell. Lord, Lynde. Digby, New- 
(Ugat'S Jfoo, Willonghhy, Griswold, WJcoff, Pitkin, Ogden, Johvtnn, Diodati, 
Lee ami Stettin. And Notes on the Families of Buchanan, Parmelee, Board- 
man, Lay, Locke., Cole, De Wolf, Drake, Bond and Swayne, Dunbar and Clarke, 



232 Book Notices. [April, 

and a Notice of Chief Justice Morrison Bemick Waite. With Twenty-Nine 

Pedigree Charts and Two Charts of Combined Descents. In three volumes. 

By Edward Elbridge Salisbury and Evelyn McCurdy Salisbury. 1892. 

Privately Printed. Super Royal 4to. The tirst volume is bound in two parts. 

There is also a supplementary volume containing the thirty-one charts, the 

whole work being bound in live volumes. Price, with boxing, 626. Only 300 

copies have been or will be printed. 

In 1885 Prof. Edward Elbridge Salisbury, of New Haven and Lyme. Conn., 
printed his '-Family Memorials," which consisted of a scries of genealogical 
and biographical monographs of the Salisbury and allied families, with pedigree 
charts, bound in two quarto volumes. At that time it was probably the most 
elegant work of genealogy which had appeared, and contained much valuable 
and original matter; but now that elegant work is even surpassed by the united 
effort of himself and wife, in three quarto volumes, bound in live, the nfth 
being a supplementary volume of thirty-one pedigree charts. These mono- 
graphs, which consist of about fifteen hundred pages, are printed in the same 
superb style, and uniform with those of Prof. Salisbury's, and give the families 
from which Mrs. Salisbury descends. 

There have been several elaborate genealogies printed, as the Hyde, Strong, 
Dwight, Wentworth, "Whitney. Winslow and Pickering (first part only of this 
last), but none in so sumptuous a manner as these, or that; contain such extended 
biographies; in fact the} are mainly devoted to biography. It is hardly proba- 
ble that there will be mauy such works issued, for we are told by the authors 
that the expenditure has been about $16,000, not including their own time of 
between seven or eight years fa labor of love), nor the large expenditure of 
money for obtaining information. 

The authors state in their circular, as is so common to the enthusiastic 
genealogist, that when they began their labors it was intended to prepare a 
single volume of some two or three hundred pages, which have been multiplied 
to the number above mentioned. 

Lyme, the birthplace of Mrs. Salisbury, is the starting point of her delin- 
eations, and embracing so many descendants of that ancient town, as it does, 
the book is almost a history of the place itself. 

Prof, and Mrs. Salisbury have been fortunate in having such historic families, 
in this country and in Europe, to work up, and the matter is so rich and interest- 
ing that persons not specially interested in genealogy or identified with these 
families will find these volumes delightful reading. 

The enormous amount of labor required on such an extended work, the great 
nervous strain, the excessive care needed to prevent errors, are known only to 
I those who have been similarity engaged, and Prof, and Mrs. Salisbury are to 

be congratulated on this monument of tneir patience and skill. 

By Harrison Ellery, of Boston. 

! Transactions of the Iioyal Historical Society. New Series. Vol. vi. London: 

Longmans, Green & Co. And New York: 15 East 16th Street. 1802. Svo. 
pp. 366-fl6-|-7. 

The articles comprised in this volume constitute a valuable addition to histori- 
cal literature. Many of them" seem to be of special interest, particularly " The 
Publication of the Gascon Rolls by the British and French Governments, con- 
sidered as a New Element in English History" (that great and hitherto almost 
unexplored labyrinth of parchments, likely, it is thought, to throw great light 
on the history "of the British rule in Aquitaine — covering the period between 
1242 and 1460). "The progress of Historical Research during the Session, 
1691-92," and the " Presidential Address." 

Probably the far-reaching results wrought by this and kindred societies in 
Great Britain and her colonies and in our own land — and likewise in foreign 
countries — cannot be estimated. Among the many learned British societies, the 
Royal Historical Society holds a high position. 

It is impossible in a short notice to give an adequate, hardly even a general 
account, of the rich and varied contents of the book before us. Of the latter 
paper only will time and space permit of more than passing notice, although all 
the articles seem to be well deserving of careful study. The address of the 
President, the Rt. Hon. Sir Mountstuart E. Grant Duff, is in many ways a re- 
markable one; the matter is excellent, the style is clear and forcible, and there 



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is not wanting a touch of humor to enliven it. I cannot too heartily commend 
: author's glowing praise of historical studies: in fact this underlies the 
\i hole address. Would that a copy of it -were accessible in every school-house 
In the land, to arouse and develop enthusiasm in this helpful (I had almost -aid 

the most helpful) branch of learning. 

If there were only fewer studies in our preparatory schools, and more free- 
doin given (as would then be possible) in the choice of these studies, according 
to the special aptitude of each scholar, I feel sure that better results would be 
attained. And a much larger portion of time should be allowed, to those whose 
bent lies in this direction, for the study of history. History, considered as a 
mental discipline only, may be as good or better than the study of the languages, 
or mathematics, or even law and philosophy. 

The author rightly lays stress on the desirability of having competent teachers 
to direct students iu the study of history. How many have been taught to think, 
how many have had their desire for knowledge stimulated by the enthusiasm and 
wise direction of their teachers. How largely the personality of the instructors 
enters into the work of the student. 

The author emphasizes the importance of acquiring a knowledge of general 
history before attempting to make a study of any particular period. Of course, 
in these days of sub-division in ail branches of learning, the most exact work 
will have to be left to the specialists in each particular Held ; still, all have not 
time to become proficient in many branches, and none can well be unless they 
are first well-grounded in the broad and general outlines, the foundation prin- 
ciples of history. He well says: ''Everywhere history, general history, his- 
tory considered' as one great continuous broadening river, should be present 
and appealed to." 

It is pleasant to record that the author refers with warm praise to Dr. 
Fisher's " Outlines of Universal History," and Dr. Andrews's "Institutes of 
History," showing an appreciative estimate of the work of our men of letters, 
and thus doing something to strengthen the bonds between the two countries 
which are essentially one. 

In regard to the controversy as to whether history is a science or not, the 
writer inclines to the view (and as it seems to me rightly) that it is not. It 
does not necessarily dignify history to apply to it a name which may be properly 
given to other departments of learning. I cannot think that so large and com- 
prehensive a subject as history can be adequately measured and gauged by 
statistics and rules, even if they be numerous and varied. No, it is more than 
a branch of science ; and its range and development are as limitless as the heart 
ami soul of man. The writer says : " Much ink has been expended on the con- 
troversy, whether history should be looked upon as a branch of science or 
ns a branch of Literature." It is the old story of the shield with the two sides ; 
if we look at history from one point of view, it appears as a succession of 
problems; if we look at it from another, it appears a pageant, a succession of 
pictures— sometimes sad, sometimes brilliant. It is, however, from the side 
on which it looks like a succession of oictures that general history is approached 
With most advantage." 

\S hat. source of instruction can be so fascinating as the wide and productive 
Geld of history? What luxuriant harvests may here be reaped by the earnest 
arid careful toilers. To learn- what men have done is to know what men may 
do. And more than men have done, men may do. To read the lives of men 
W, J° ' : iVc ' wade history (I mean not merely the lives of great captains and 
rubers, although they have their place, but those who through faith have 
wrought righteousness, who have in their day and generation done something 
la make the world better), we see brightly shining all through the ajjes 
countless lives full of simple trusting faith in Jesus Christ; lives of men 
animated by high purpose, who dared to do and be, who cared not for success 
—that U what the world calls success,— but who have earnestly striven to 
deserve success. 

lathe study of history the imagination is kindled, enthusiasm is stirred, 
sentiment is aroused, and all the better faculties are brought into action. 
Hero-worship Is not yet dead in the world, and it will never die. There will 
always be a yearning in the heart of man in his better moments for the true, 
'-- beautiful, the good. Who has not felt this influence? And as the learner 
journeys on iu the school of life, he cannot but wistfully turn to the greai Hero 
oi history, in whose perfect life all history centres, the 'Saviour of our souis. 

By Itev. Daniel Bollins, of Boston. 
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234 Boole Notices. [April, 



Arthur Delorainc Corey. 1866-1892. A Memorial. Cambridge. 1892. 12mo. 

pp. 231. 

With mingled interest and sadness Ave have read, carefully, the patrcs devoted 
to an aeeouut of the brief career of a promising young man, the only child of 
his parents, Deloraine-Pendre and Isabella (Holdeu) Corey, of Maiden, Mass., 
who died in Maiden, Aug. 17, 1891, in the 26th year of his age; a beautiful 
memento of parental affection. 

Some account of his noted family connections, student life in this country 
and Germany, and other particulars to which we would call attention, may be 
found in the January number of the Register, pa^es 108, 109; but in the neat 
and tasty volume before us we have more of the details of that life, his travels 
abroad, his visiting in the interim of his university studies, and before and 
after, the distinguished galleries, cathedrals, depositories of paintings, and 
numerous works of art; perfecting himself in a knowledge of the German lan- 
guage, and adding largely to his stock of information to be obtained only by a 
thorough study and analysis of the original productions of the old masters, 
so freely opened to him in those noble institutions 'there mentioned, in Eng- 
land, Italy, France and Germany, accompanied in many of these places by 
his beloved father. 

Arthur graduated at Harvard College with honors, in 1886; went to Europe 
in the summer of 1837, and in 1891, after a course of nearly four years study at 
the Royal Friedrich Wilhelm University, in Berlin, Germany, received the high- 
est literary degree of the institution, that of Doctor of Philosophy. la less 
than three months after his return home he passed away. 

The Rev. Dr. Stuckenberg, Arthur's friend and pastor, in Berlin, writes: 
" Although his life was short, it was well worth while to live for the exercise 
of the noble qualities which adorned his soul and made his life beautiful/' 

Following the "Life," as written by his father, is a memorial sermon by 
Rev. Nathan H. Harrimau, of the First Baptist Church, Maiden, with an account 
of the services; and au extract from a discourse by Rev. Benjamin H. Bailey, 
of the Unitarian Church, closing with a few poems written by Dr. Corey, found 
among his papers, chiefly printed [is the author left them. 

The illustrations are, a portrait taken in ls77, when the subject was about 11 
years of age, and another in 1891, the year of his death. 

By William B. Trash, A. 21., of Dorchester, Jlass. 

L'lntermediaire des Cherchcars et Curieux. Lucien Faucou, Directeur. Paris : 

Paraissant les 10, 20 et 30 de cleaque mois. 

This valuable repository of French "Notes and Queries" has completed its 
twenty-fifth volume, and entered upon its twenty-sixth. Therewith, it announces 
the early publication of a complete index of twenty-four volumes, covering sixty 
thousand titles of questions, queries, letters and documents, otherwise unedited, 
with comprehensive replies and summaries. This was an immense task, and 
occupied the attention of the learned stall* for two entire years. Its publication 
will be not only of the greatest service to the scholar and the savant, but will 
always remain a monument to the large capacity, industry and enterprise of 
L'Interme'd.iaire. As an encyclopedia, its collection will be most precious, of 
facts otherwise attainable only after great pains and difficult study. 

By Geo. A. Gordon, A.JLT, of Somen Me, Jlass. 

Records of the Town of Plymouth. Published by Order of the Town. Vol. 2. 

1705 to 1743. Boston : Published by W. B. Clarke & Co., 340 Washington St. 

8vo. pp. 365. 

This volume, like the records of many New England towns, contains much 
miscellaneous matter. The records of the town-meetings of this period contain 
little but grants of land, and ascertaining of boundaries. Here, also, are re- 
corded agreements under seal between individuals, the special mark for cattle 
and sheep of the townsmen, and many strays, — among the last " a Ten Shilling 
Rhoad Island Bill N° (177)" and "The marks of a Whale struck by Joseph 
Sachemus Indian at Mauument Ponds the 25 Ul of November 1737." Evidently 
the Plymouth of that time had its Four Hundred, for in the tax-rate of 
1707 is the following : " Item for the uper sosiety, 13 shillings." An old Eng- 
lish expression ; very rare here, is found in 1702, " Ye Beatten Way Th Ltt Now 
is to ye Kings Rood yt lies Throughout Lakenham." In 1GS8, Joseph Bartlct 



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" in consideration of A certain youth Named Nedd and three pounds in money" 
made over and assigned to Ephraim Morton "A Certain Negro youth being A 
perpctuall slave whose name is Toney." The preface gives a short biographical 
sketch of the town clerks of the period, and in this and in the few foot notes, 
the editor, Mr. William T. Davis, shows his excellent judgment; evidently ex- 
pecting that the book will he used by persons competent to understand it. arid 
not burying the text under a profusion of quotations. * * 

Landmarks in Ancient Dover, Xew Hampshire. By Mary P. Thompson. Com- 
plete Edition. Durham, N. H. 1802. Large Svo. pp. 234. 
In this remarkable volume Miss Thompson completes the work begun in her 
earlier edition, noticed in the Register for April, 1889. The little book of 
eighty-five pages, and of a limited scope, has been almost entirely re-written, 
some errors have been corrected, several hundred new localities have been 
added, and the result is a new work, containing two hundred and eighty-four 
pages ; exhaustive, and most valuable to all those who are interested in ancient 
Dover. It forms a complete cyclopaedia of all the noteworthy localities and 
landmarks, ancient and modern, in the whole original township of Dover, which 
included, besides the present city of that name, the towns of Durham. Lee, 
Madbury, Rollinsford, Somersworth, the greater part of Newington, and parts 
of Newmarket and Greenland. Besides which, it also embraces many places in 
Barrington, Nottingham and Rochester. About seven hundred localities are 
enumerated in alphabetical order; among them being more than sixty old garri- 
[ son houses. 

The information about all these hundreds of hills, rivers, creeks, brooks, 
swamps, islands, falls, bridges, mills, ponds, etc., has been obtained by the inde- 
fatigable authoress, with an amount of labor that only an investigator can appre- 
ciate, from the various early town records, from the County records at Exeter, 
from the New-Hampshire Provincial and State Papers, and from local and family 
tradition. The book is replete with interesting genealogical and biographical 
material, and will prove invaluable to any one who wishes to study carefully the 
early local history, or to interpret old deeds and records relating to the region. 
The authoress has succeeded in establishing fully the locations of Canney's 
Creek and Hogsty Cove, — two ancient landmarks, hitherto of uncertain situation, 
but historically important, as marking the original boundary line between 
Portsmouth and Dover; in regard to the latter point, disproving the situation 
assumed as correct, in the late Charles W. Tuttle's Historical Papers. 

The present volume is dedicated to the Dover Historical Society, at whose re- 
quest it has been prepared. It is illustrated with a map of the region described, 
and two plans. 

Miss Thompson is entitled to the gratitude of all the sons of old Dover for 
this unique and valuable contribution to the local history, and it is to be wished 
that other historic towib might find persons competent and willing to do a 
similar work for them. 
By David Greene Haskins, Jr., A.M., of Cambridge. 

Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1030-18,50. First Series. Births. Marriages 
and Deaths. A Family Register for the People. By James N. Arnold, Editor 
of the " Narragansett Historical Register." Vol. 4. Newport County. Pub- 
lished under the auspices of the General Assembly. Providence : Narragansett 
Historical Publishing Company. 1893. Large 4to. Price $7.50. 
We are pleased to see another volume of this great work, and also to learn 
that the two remaining counties of the State (Bristol and Washington) will be 
placed in type during the present year. Mr. Arnold informs us that Newport 
County (genealogically considered) is the best county in the State, and that the 
matters treated in this volume are far nearer complete than he expected. New- 
port, in colonial times, was certainly a place of aristocratic residences, and for 
more than a century gave law to the State, and had great influence in the affairs 
of New England. The old cemetery here has scores of tombs bearing coats of 
arms, and it reminds the visitor more of an old English church-yard than a burial 
ground in liberty-loving America. The records of this interesting community 
Mr. Arnold has here presented to the reader's eye. It will please any gene il< 'gist 
to glance over the names, especially one who has an interest in these fan dies. 
A brief study of the pages here presented will convince the most sceptical of 
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such a result; and as we have before remarked, Mr. Arnold deserves well of his 
State for his labors in her behalf; and now thai the work is so nearly finished, 
we trust he may successfully complete it to his own desire and pleasure. 

The preceding volumes of this work are, Kent County (Vol. 1), price $5; 
Providence County (Vols. 2 and 3), price §10. J % % 

History of the Town of Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. By Daxikl 

T. V. Htjntoon. Published by the Town. Cambridge : John Wilson & Son, 

University Press. 1893. Svo.'pp. 666. 

This beautiful and well compiled volume is a worthy memorial of the town of 
Canton. The author did not live to see his work in print, though he left it com- 
pleted in manuscript. He died in his native town — whose history he here so well 
commemorates — Dec. 15, 1SS6, at the age of forty-four. He was an active mem- 
ber of this Society, and a sketch of his life will be found in the Register, vol. 
41, pages 328-9. He had rare qualifications for a work like this : and his labors 
in collecting and arranging his material and in writing out the history extended 
through many years. Every topic of interest in the history of Canton will be 
found satisfactorily treated in this work. The accounts of the Punkapoag 
Indians, the first English settlers, the churches, the schools, the war of the 
Revolution and its worthies, the salt works, the powder mill, the loyalists and 
other matters will be read with interest. 

The book does credit to the University Press, at which it was printed, and 
it is well illustrated. A portrait of the author forms the frontispiece, and 
other portraits of persons distinguished in the history of the town a^e given. 
The book also has views of buildings, memorial tablets, tombstones and other 
objects of interest, besides several maps. It has a full table of contents and 
an excellent index. 

Southern Historical Society Papers. Vol. xx. Edited by R. A. Brock, Secretary 

of the Southern Historical Society. Richmond, Va. : 1S92. Pamphlet. 8vo. 

pp. 405. 

In this collection of twenty-eight papers, with an index, is presented much 
valuable information regarding military operations, 1861-65. not otherwise 
easily attainable, which it is important to possess. The Southern Historical 
Society is to be congratulated upon its good fortune in securing the continued 
competent services of the accomplished gentleman, who, in his post as its 
secretary, skillfully executes the editorial duties of its publications. 

By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 

1642-1 S92. Legends of Woburn, now First Written and Preserved in Collected 
Form, with Twenty-three Full-page Plates and Eight Tail-pieces. To which is 
added a Chro?io-indexical History of Wobum. By Parker Lindall Converse. 
Woburn, Mass. : Printed for subscribers only. 1892. 12mo. pp. 177. 
Mr. Converse in this volume has given "a ramble in the fields of legendary 
lore." As he in the preface says, " every country has its national stories, histori- 
cal and mythical, peculiar to itself ; and every hamlet its local ditties, dear to its 
inhabitants, which, in very many places, have been written and preserved, as 
they ought to be in all others." These traditions are such as were recounted at 
the fireside of the fathers. The story-teller of Puritan times has given way to 
the newspaper reader. Mrs. II. B. Stowe, in " Old Town Folks" and Sam Law- 
son's " Fireside Tales," has preserved many of the stories of the pioneers of 
Natick. In this she wrought well. Mr. Converse has likewise rescued a few 
legends from Woburn's early settlers. There is in every community stories of 
the Indians, the pat and quaint sayings and characters of its pioneers and lead- 
ing men. These traditions of the business, social, military and moral life of 
the locality are often rich, and open to the reader a realism which we cannot get 
from the pages of statistics and history. The fireside, the village inn, the 
country-store, belong to the past, and many are the thrilling tales which, if they 
could be rehearsed to-day, would render true service in picturing the actual life 
of the fathers and mothers, whose labors we have taken up. This book is finely 
illustrated by twenty-three full paged plates of homesteads, landscapes and 
localities of Woburn. The citizens of Woburn are under many obligations to 
Mr. Converse for this publication illustrative of their early history. 
By lie v. Anson Titus, of Natick. 



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A Family Genealogical Record. — Second Edition. Boston : William B. Clarke 
& Co., 340 Washington St. 1892. Large 4 to. pp. 22. Trice SI. 25. 
This work was first issued in 1885, and was commended by us in October of 
that year. It consists of a series of blanks for recording the ancestry of 
any person, and there is room in it for ten generations. The author is Miss 
Emma F. Ware, of Milton, Mass., the author of the Ware Genealogy, published 
in 18S7 in the Register. She has made several improvements in this second 
edition. Those who wish to preserve a record of their ancestors in tabular 
form will find this a convenient book for the purpose. There is sufficient room 
in the space allotted to each individual to enter the most important facts in 
his history. We commend it to all such persons. 

History of the Old. Dutch Church at Totowa, Paterson, New Jersey, 1755-1S27. 

By William Nelson. Baptismal Register, 1756-1808. Paterson, N. J. ; Tress 

Printing and Publishing Company. 1802. 8vo. pp. 100. 

Mr. Nelson, in his "Forewords," says, " From the. lips of the ' oldest inhabi- 
tant' the writer was wont many years ago to hear much about the Old Dutch 
Church at Totowa, till in fancy he could picture to himself the quaint square 
stone building with pyramidal shingle roof, and odd belfry; the box-pews, 
with doors carefully closed; the queer pulpit perched up at one end, over- 
shadowed by the huge sounding board; the sturdy Dutch folk who with 
reverential air listened to the Word as expounded by Dominie Marinus, Dominie 
Mayer, Dominie Schonmaker or Dominie Ettinse, and at intermissions strolled 
about the solemn ' God's Acre ' where reposed their dead who waited the resur- 
rection unto Life." 

With reverent care Mr. Nelson has gathered, in the work before us. the 
history of the church from the rirst preaching at Towanda in 1735, and the or- 
ganization of a church in 1750, to the burning in 1827 of the quaint old church 
edifice, of which an engraving is given. He has also furnished a full transcript 
of the church register, which is in the Dutch language. An appendix of his- 
torical documents and a full index are given. The author deserves great praise 
for this contribution to the history and genealogy of New Jersey. Only 200 
copies were printed, all for private" distribution. 

Centennial Year (1792-1S92) of the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agri- 
culture. Small 8vo. pp. 146. . Trinted at the Salem Observer Office. 1802. 
This historical sketch of the Society named was issued in paper covers by the 
trustees last summer, at a date corresponding to that of the organization of the 
Society. A few volumes have since been issued in cloth binding for libraries, 
etc. The narrative contains, besides the main facts of the Society's experience 
during the century, many incidental matters pertaining to the general progress 
of agriculture in this State, with interesting references to distinguished citizens 
who have in one or another way been identified with that progress. The book 
is compiled by Mr. Daniel W. Baker of Boston, and shows his thorough and 
conscientious research. 

Sicedish Holsteins in America from 1644 to 1892, comprising many Letters and 
Biographical mutter relating to John Hughes, the li Stamp Officer," and friend 
of Franklin. With Papers not before published relating to his brother of Pcvo- 
lutionary fame, Colonel Hugh Hughes of New York. The Families of Be Haven, 
Putenhouse, Clay, Putts, Blakiston, Atlee, Coates, and other descendants of 
Matthias Hulstein, of Wicaco, Philadelphia, are included. TTiirty-fie* family 
pictures, and facsimiles of letters of Benjamin Franklin and Bev. Nicholas 
Collin, B.D., are given. By Mrs. Anna M. IIolstkin, Upper Merion, Mont- 
gomery County, Pennsylvania. Norristown, Pa. 1802. 8vo. pp. 307, in- 
cluding indexes. Price Si. 00. 

Genealogists inquire for original research, new and valuable. This book 
meets these requirements. Franklin's remarkable letter, the Hughes family 
letters and Anthony Wayne's are of general historical interest. The Holsteins, 
one of the most ancient Swedish-American families, a substantial and re- 
spectable race, still survive in the ninth generation near the spot occupied in 
1644, perhaps earlier, by their foreiathers. The Hughes, De Havens, Hidings 

* Three -were received too late for tho title page. 
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(Huguenots, de Hulingues), Clays, Rittenhouses and Potts are names well known 
in Pennsylvania. The biographical notices of the Hepburns, Pollocks and Rock- 
hills are of those distinguished in various ways, who married descendants. 
Thirty-eight excellent portraits add to the interest of this well-printed book, 
with a quaint aiid curious autograph letter of the Rev. Nicholas Collin, the 
view of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church, Philadelphia, and the De Haven arms. 

Page 252 is a photograph of Benjamin Franklin's Utter. Aug. 9, 17(15. to his 
friend John Hughes, the Stamp Officer, of the greatest public interest. Franklin 
expresses dissatisfaction with the rebellious colonies, advises Mr. Hughes to 
hold his office, with other details showing his action on this important question. 
Politically he would have been ruined had this letter appeared in his lifetime. 
The Sons of Liberty and James Otis received the ci-devant Stamp Officer with 
great courtesy on his visit to Boston in 17G9. He was well received iu other 
parts of New England, and in 1771 with special consideration in South Carolina. 

This work is badly arranged ; the Register's system should have been followed. 
A more complete index would have been a great addition. * * * 

First Annual Beport of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania , together with the 

Several Addresses delivered at the Meeting held on Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 

1S02. Philadelphia: Printed for the Society. Sm. 4to. pp. 5G. 

We are glad to see a new genealogical society taking its place among the 

learned societies of this country; and we trust tiiat others will soou be formed 

in the several States of the Union. The first meeting of the projectors of the 

association was held at Philadelphia, at the residence of Mr. Charles R. 

Hildeburn, on the 13th of February. 1802, and on the 24th of that month this 

Society was organized by the adoption of a Constitution and By-Laws and by 

the election of oilicers. 

The neatly printed volume before us. besides the annual report of the directors, 
contains the annual address of the president, Edward Shippen, M.D., U.S.A., 
and an address by Mr. Howard M. Jenkins. Appended are lists of the officers 
and members of the Society. We notice that the Society is making good prog- 
ress iu the collection of manuscript copies of church records in Pennsylvania 
and adjacent States. 

The Starin Family in America', descendants of Nicholas Ster (Starin), one of the 
Early Settlers of Fort Orange (Albany, N. Y.J. By William L. Stone. 
Albany : Joel Mansell's Sous, Publishers. 1S92. 4 to. pp. 233. 

The Pedigree of Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker, Henry Clay Pennypacker, Isaac 
Busling Pennypacker, James Lane Pennypacker, of Philadelphia, sons of Isaac 
Anderson Pennypeicker and Anna Maria Whitaker. Philadelphia. 1892. 
Folio, pp. 5, with two large folding get ealogical charts. Edition 50 copies. 

Genealogicril Sketches of Bobert and John Hazelton and Some of their Descendants. 
With Brief Notices of other New-England Families bearing this Name. Com- 
piled by Dr. William B. Lapham. Portland, Maine : Published by F. H. Hazel- 
ton. 1892. 8vo. pp. 3G7. 

Some Memories of James Stokes and Caroline Phelps Stokes. Arranged for their 
Children and Grandchildren. Printed for the Family. 1892. 12mo. pp. 579. 
Edition 100 copies. 

A History and Genealogy of the Families of BuUoch, Stobo, De Veav.x, Irvine, 
Douglass, Baillie, Lewis, Adams, Glen, Jones. Davis, Hunter; and a Genealogy 
of branches of the Habersham, King, Stiles, Footman, Newell, Turner, Stewart, 
Dunwody, Elliott, with mention of the Families of Bryan, Bourke, Williams, 
Wylly, Woodbridge and many other Families. By Joseph G. Bulloch, M.D. 
Savannah, Ga. : Braid & Hutton, Printers and Binders. 1892. 8vo. pp. 171. 

The Bartletts, Ancestral, Geographical, Biographical, Historical. Comprising an 
Account of the American Progenitors of the Bartlett Family, with Special Befer- 
ence to the Descendants of John Bartlett of Weymouth and Cumberland. By 
Thomas Edward Bartlett. 8vo. pp. 112. 

Ancestry of Joseph Trowbridge Bailey, of Phileidelphia, and Catherine Goddard 
Weaver, of Newport, Rhode Island. By Joseph Trowbridge Bailey. Printed 
Privately. Philadelphia. 1892. 4to". pp. 51. 

Some Descendants of John Mmdton and William Moulton, of Hampton, N. H., 
lo { J2-IS02. Compiled by Augustus E. Moulton. 



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A Genealogy of Several Branches of the Whittemore Family, including the Original 
IVhittemore Family of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, and a Brief Lineage of 
other Branches (Bevised Edition). By B. B. \Yhitt*more. Nashua, N. H. : 
Francis P. Wliittemore, Printer. 1893. Svo. pp. 132. 

Materials for a Gcnealony of the Scammon Family in Maine. Salem: The Salem 
Press. 1892. Svo. pp. 21. 

1632-1S92. Memorials of Roderick mute and his wife Lucy BlaTceslie, of Paris 
Hill, X. Y., with some Account of their American Ancestors, and a Complete 
Becord of their Descendants. By Andrew C. White. Ithaca, N. Y. : Printed 
for the Family. 1692. 8vo. pp. 32. 

Genealogy of the Broicncll Family. lSmo. pp. G4. 

James Aye r. In Memoriarn. Born October 4, 1815; Died December SI, 1S01. 
Privately Printed. 1892. 4to. pp. 58. 

Genealogy of the Dutton Family of Pennsylvania. Preceded by a History of the 
Family in England from the Time of William the Conqueror to the Year 1009 ; 
with an Appendix containing a short account of the Buttons of Connecticut. By 
Gilbert Cope. West Chester, Pa. : Printed for the Author. 1871. Svo. 
pp. 112. 

Nbyes Genealogy. Becord of a Branch of the Descendants of Bee. James Nbyes, 
of Newbury, Mass. Compiled by Horatio X. 2s oyes. Cleveland, Ohio, 1889. 
Svo. pp. 32. 

Sargents from England, first to settle in New England prior to 1690. The First 
William Sargent, Amesbury, Mass., his Genealogical Becord, and many of his 
Descendants ; giving fully that of Moses Sargent, Warren.. Vt., and that of all 
his Descendants. By Edwin Everett Sargent. St. Jolmsbury, Vt. 1>'j3. 
12mo. pp. 21. 

A Fcic Facts concerning Boger Wellington and some of his Descendants. Boston : 
Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers. 1892. Fcp. 4to. pp. 26. 

The Lippincotts of England and America. Edited from the Genealogical Papers of 
the late James S. Lippincott. Svo. pp. 43. 

Sketch of'Bev. Blackl each Barrett and Belated Stratford Families. By M. I). Ray- 
mond. Published by the Fairfield County Historical Society. 12mo. pp. 44+8. 

History of the Putnam Family in England and America. By Eben Putnam. 
Part III. Issued only to Subscribers. Salem. August, 1892. 

Some Facts concerning the Ancestors and Descendants of Asaph Churchill 1st. of 
Milton. Compiled by Gardner Asaph Churchill. Dorchester, Mass. 1887. 
Svo. pp. 18. 

History of the Dudley Family. Number VIII. By Dean Dudley. Wakefield, 
Mass. : Dean Dudley, Publisher. 1S93. Svo. Price $1 a number. 

Memorial of the Reunion of the Descendants of Governor Thomas Dudley. Appen- 
dix to the History of the Dudley Family. Bv Dean Dudley. Wakefield, 
Mass. : Published by the Author." 1892. "Svo. pp. 52. Price 50 cts. 

The Sharpes. Svo. Issued monthly, 4 pages each number. 

The l<>e Family, relating ewecially to Samuel Lee. of Watertown. Mass., and some 
of hi* Descendants. By 6. P. Allen. Newport,' K. I. : R. II. Tilley. 1893. 
Svo. pp. 14. 

The Ancestry and Earlier Life of George Washington. By Edward D. Neill, 
I). I). 8vo. 48 pages. 

The Historical Journal of the More Family. Newark, N. J. Vol. I., No. 2. 
Jauuary, 1893. Svo. 

Lucy Keyes. the. Lost Child of Wachusett Mountain. By Francis E. Blake. 
Boston : Press of David Clapp «i Sou. 1893. 8vo. pp.*23. 

llie Werner Family of Xew York City. By Isaac J. Greenwood. Boston: 

David Clapp & Son, Printers. 1S93. Royal Svo. pp. 12. 
The 1\ mbertnn Fam ily. By Walter K. Watkins. Boston : David Clapp £ Son, 

Printers. 1892. ovo. pp. 9. 



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240 Book Notices. [April, 

We continue in this number our quarterly notices of recent genealogical 
publications. 

The first book on our list, the Starin Family, is by "William L. Stone, author 
of the Life and Times of Sir William Johnson, Bart., and other well-known 
historical, biographical and genealogical works. It is brought out in an elegant 
style, and is a line specimen of the typographical work of Joel Munsell's Sons, 
who are worthy successors of their father. The Starin family is traced to the 
present time from Nicholas Ster, who was born on the borders of the Zuyder 
Zee in 1663, and emigrated to New Amsterdam, where he landed in 1696. 
Soon after the arrival of the immigrant in America, he changed his Dutch sur- 
name Ster (Star) to the German Stern, having the same signification, and a few 
years later to Staring or Starin; and these two surnames have been used inter- 
changeably to the present time. Mr. Stone has been successful in obtaining 
material for his book, which he has arranged in a clear manner. The book has 
a good index, and is illustrated with line portraits and other engravings. 

The Peunypacker Pedigree is given in large folding charts, in which the 
ancestors of the persons named on the title page are traced in all lines. They 
include many historical personages. The work was compiled by Mr. James L. 
Peunypacker for his brother, Mr. Samuel W. Peunypacker, of Philadelphia. 

The next work, the Hazelton genealogy, is compiled by Dr. Lapharn, of 
Augusta, Me., who has had much experience in compiling family and local his- 
tories, and is published by Mr. Franklin H. Hazelton. of Portland. Me., to whom 
the inception of the work is due. The book is well compiled, well indexed and 
well printed. It is illustrated with fifteen portraits and an engraved coat of 
arms. 

The volume on the Stokes family is gotten up in a very handsome manner, 
and is illustrated with portraits and other engravimrs of a high order. It con- 
sists chietly of a well written account of the life of Mrs. Stokes and her husband. 
An appendix of genealogical matter relating to their ancestry is given. It is 
compiled by Anna P>. YTaruer for the children of Mr. and Mrs. James Stokes. 
"We wish such family memorials were more frequent. 

The Bulloch book contains much interesting matter relating to families from 
which the author is descended. It makes a handsome volume and is well 
I" compiled. 

The Bartlett book contains much valuable and interesting matter about the 
Bartletts, and particularly about the line named in the title page; and the author 
deserves praise for the creditable manner in which he has performed his work. 
It is well indexed. 

The Bailey and Weaver book is devoted to the ancestors of the persons named 
in the title. It is well compiled and handsomely printed. It is illustrated with 
portraits. 

The Moulton book is by Mr. Augustus F. Moulton, a lawyer, of Portland.. Me., 
and does credit to his research and taste. It makes a handsome volume, and is 
well indexed. 

The Whittemore book is by the late Bernard Bemis Whittemore, of Nashua, 
N. II. It contains much valuable matter about the families of this name, which 
is to be distinguished from that of Whitmore, another early New England 
family. 

The Scammon pamphlet is by Mr. Benjamin N. Goodale, of Saco, Maine. It 
gives a full record of one line of the Scammons of York County, Maine. 

The White pamphlet is by Mr. Andrew C. White, assistant librarian of Cornell 
University. Roderick White, born 1788, died 1822, was the seventh generation 
in descent from Elder John White, an early settler of Hartford, Conn. ; and his 
wife, Lucy Blakeslee, was the. seventh generation from Thomas Blakeslee, of 
Brauford, Conn. The line of each is clearly traced. 

The Brownell book is by Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Spencer, nee Atwood, of Ithaca, 
N. Y.. who entitles it " Some of my Ancestors," it being a record of families 
from which she i.s descended. It was printed by a boy on his little printing 
press that would only print a sheet the size of the book. It is creditable to his 
skill. Mrs. Spencer is to be congratulated on obtaining so full records of her 
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! 

The book on Dr. Aver, though strictly a biography, contains genealogical 
matter relating to the Aver, Mason and Ayres families. It is handsomely printed, 
and illustrated "with portraits and views" 

The Dntton Family was printed over twenty years ago, but as it has never be" 
fore been noticed in the Register, we give its title "and commend it to our 
readers. 

The Noyes pamphlet gives one line of the descendants of the Rev. James 
Noyes, the kinsman and "colleague of Rev. Thomas Parker as minister of the 
First Church of Newbury. It is well compiled and makes a tine pamphlet. 

The Sargent book is well described in its title page. We think this is the 
first genealogy of the Amesbury Sargents printed. The Sargents here preserved 
\ settled in Vermont in the last century. 

The Wellington book is by Mrs. Adaline W. Griswold, of Belmont. Mass. 

!It contains the will of Roger Wellington, of Watertown, Mass., the emigrant 
ancestor of this family, and a brief genealogical account of some of his descen- 
dants. The book is well compiled and handsomely printed. 

The Lippineott pamphlet has been printed from the manuscripts of the late 

James S. Lippineott, who spent many years on the work, and had he lived 

would, no doubt, have produced a fuller work. The matter here preserved 

shows much research. We hope that the friends who have preserved the manu- 

I script in print will make it the basis of a larger work. 

The Burritt book, or a portion of it. was read as a paper by Mr. Raymond, 
of Tarry town, N. Y., before the Fairfield County Historical Society at Bridge- 
port, Conn., Friday evening, Feb. 19, 1602. It is a valuable and interesting 
paper. 

The Putnam Family has reached the third number, and maintains its interest. 
It does credit to the compiler. 

Mr. Churchill, the compiler of the pamphlet on the Churchill family, has been 
many years collecting material relative to the genealogy of that family. He has 
selected from his materials a portion relating to the ancestors and descendants 
of his grandfather, Asaph Churchill, of Milton, and has printed a small edition 
for his friends. It shows care in its preparation, and is handsomely printed. 

Mr. Dudley has issued the eighth number of his valuable History of the Dudley 
Family. It maintains the interest of the work. He has also issued a report or 
memorial of the Reunion of the Descendants of Gov. Thomas Dudley, held at 
the Revere House, Boston, October 25, 1892. It is printed uniform with the 
History of the Dudley Family, and is illustrated with portraits, etc. 

Four numbers of the genealogical periodical, "The Sharpes," namely, those 
for January, February, March and April, 1393, have been issued. They preserve 
much interesting matter relative to the Sharpe family. 

Mr. Allen, the author of the pamphlet on the Lee family of Watertown, states 
in his work that the sketch is published to preserve material brought to light 
after much research, with the hope that some other member of the family will 
bring the work to completion. 

Rev. Dr. Neill's pamphlet on the Ancestry and Early Life of George Wash- 
ington forms Xo. II. of the 2d series of the " Macalester College Contributions." 
It originally appeared in the Pennsylvania Magazine of History for October, 
1892, and has been reprinted in pamphlet form. It furnishes new and valuable 
facts about Washington. 

The first number of the Historical Journal of the More family was noticed by 
us in July last. We are glad to welcome a second number. 

The pamphlet on Lucy Keyes preserves many facts about the disappearance of 
of that child in 1755, but is unable to solve the mystery that surrounds it. It 
has some genealogical matter leading us to preserve its title here. 

The Weaver Family and the Pemberton Family are both reprints from the 
Rkgistkii. The Weaver pamphlet is illustrated with portraits of John and 
Elizabeth (Weaver) Greenwood, and oilier illustrations. 



242 liecent Publications. [April, 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS, 

Presented to the Nsw-Exolant) Historic Genealogical Society from September 
1, 1802, to March 1, 1S93. 

Prepared by Mr. Walter K. Watkins, Assistant Lilmiriiin, 

I. Publications written or edited by Members of the Society. 

The Queen of Egyptology. By William C. Winslow, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D. 
Reprint. 1892. 8vo. pp. 15. 

A New Study of Patrick Henry. By Moses Coit Tyler, LL.D. New Haven. 
1893. 8vo. pp. 10. 

A Biographical Sketch of Benson John Lossin^, LL.D. By Nathaniel Paine. 
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Lucy Keyes, the Lost Child of Wachusett Mountain. By Francis E. Blake. 
Boston. 1893. 8vo. pp. 23. 

Our Half Century : Oration before the Society of Alumni of Marietta College, 
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Moses Brown; A Sketch. By Augustine Jones, LL.B. Providence. 1892. 
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In Memoriam Charles Loring Josliu. A Sermon by Rev. George M. Bodge. 
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John Myles and Religious Toleration in Massachusetts. By Thomas W. 
Bicknell. Boston. 1892. 8vo. pp. 30. 

Columbus and the Finding of the New World. By William F. Poole, LL.D. 
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A Noble Life. A Discourse Commemorative of Abiel Abbot Low. Delivered 
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Arthur Deloraine Corey, 1806-189 1. A Memorial. By Deloraine P. Corey. 
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1692-1702. Edited by Abner C. Goodell, Jr. Boston. 1892. 4to. pp. 851. 

II. Other Publications. 

Record of My Ancestry, containing the Genealogy of the Family and 

its Branches. From the Year t ) . Compiled by ; Book 

designed by Rev. Frederick W. Bailey, B.D. Worcester, Mass. 1892. -ito, 
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on the "History of the United States of America." Bv Housatonic. New 
York. 1893. Svo. pp. 34. 

Memoir of a Brilliant Woman. By Holdridge Ozro Collins, A.M., LL.B. 
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Catalogue of the Masonic Library, Masonic Medals. Washimrtoniana, Ancient 
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Medford, Mass. ^Boston. 1891. Svo. pp. 320. 

Centennial Year, 1792-1892, of the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agri- 
culture. Svo. pp. 146. 

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Annual Meeting. Madison, Wisconsin. 1893. 8vo. pp. 100. 

Second Triennial Catalogue of the Portrait Gallery of the State Historical 
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Eighth Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State His- 
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Sixth Annual Report, of the Society for the History of the Germans in Mary- 
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The Two Hundred and Fifty-fourth Annual Record of the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Company of Massachusetts. Boston. 1892. 8vo. pp.111. 

), imford Historical Association, Wobnrn, Mass. Boston. 1892. 8vo.pp. 16. 

Minnesota Historical Collections. Vol. VII. The Mississippi River and its 
Source. Minneapolis, Minn. 1893. 8vo. pp. 360. 

Proceedings of the Rhode Island Historical Society, ISO 1-1802. Providence. 
161*2. 8vo. pp. 121. 

Annual Reports of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio for 1802. 
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The Third Record of the Class of 1871. Yale College, April, 1882; July, 

1802. New York. 1803. 8vo. pp. 64. 

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of the Old State House, Boston, Feb. 1, 1803. Boston." 1S93. 8vo. pp. 91. 
1843-1803. Half Centennial of the Yarmouth Institute. Observed. Jan. 18, 

1803. Yarmouthport, Mass. 1803. 8vo. pp. 32. 

| Memorial Day Exercises. In Memory of Gen. John Sedgwick, Cornwall, 

Connecticut. Hartford. 1802. 8vo. pp. 35. 

A Sermon on the Death of Rt. Rev. Phillips Brooks, D.D., Bishop of Massa- 
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Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Edward Martin Chamber- 
lain. Boston. 1802. Svo. pp. 30. 

Sources of History. A paper read before the German- American Historical 
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Svo. pp. 41. 

George Howland, Jr. By Wm. L. R. Gifford. New Bedford. 1802. Svo. 
pp. 56. 

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The Saugus Iron Works at Lynn. Mass. Lynn. 1892. Svo. pp. 16. 

The Seal of the United States. Washington. 1802. Svo. pp. 32. 

America Prefigured. An Address at Harvard University, October 21, 1S02. 
By Justin Winsor. Cambridge. 1803. Svo. pp. 11. 

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Lewis, M.A. New Haven. Svo. pp. 18. 

Business and Diversion. Discourse at Ammauskeeg Falls. By Rev. Joseph 
Secombe. Fishing Season, 1739. Reprint. 1892. Manchester, N. H. Svo. 
pp. 16. 

The Fate of the Dispossessed Monks and Nuns. By the Rev. F. W. Weaver, 
M.A. Reprint. 1802. Svo. pp. 20. 

Why did not Massachusetts have a Saybrook Platform? A Papei by Williston 
Walker, Ph.D. Reprint from the Yale Review. Svo. pp. 20. 

Life and Services of Professor Austin Phelps. D.D. By Rev. Dauiel L. 
Furber, D.D. Boston and Chicago. Svo. pp. 48. 

Some Graduates of Harvard College. By Alfred Baviies Page. 1803. 8vo. 
pp. 3. 

Rev. Oliver Arnold, First Rector of Sussex, N. B.. with some Account of his 
Life. etc. By Leonard Allison, B.A. St. John, N. B. 1892. 8vo. pp. 30. 

Bibliography of the Athapascan Languages. By James Constantine Pilling. 
Washington. 1802. Svo. pp. xiii.-125. 

Did the Phoenicians Discover America? A paper by Thomas Crawford John- 
son, Esq. San Francisco. 1802. Svo. pp. 30. 

The Results in Europe of Cartier's Explorations. By Justin Winsor. Cam- 
bridge. 1892. Svo. pp. 19. 

Annals of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, 1795-1892. 
Boston. 1802. Svo. pp. vii.-021. 

History and Proceedings of the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the 
Incorporation and Settlement of Windham, N. H. By Leonard A. Morrison. 
Windham. 1892. 8vo. pp. 124. 



E&iuTuic.— In the ItEoraXKP. for October, 1S92, vol. 45, page 415, for "David Kinge of 
Lyuu" read Danid Kinge. 



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GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND. 

By Henry F. Waters, A.M. 

[Continued from page HO.] 

James Hall {continued)* 

8° Septembris 1686. Personally appeared Samuel Layfield of St. 
Michael Cornhill, London, goldsmith, aged forty years or thereabouts, 
the husband of Mary Oliver, niece of James Hall late of London, draper, 
deceased, by Mary his sister, and did depose that he went to visit James 
Hall deceased &c. on Tuesday the tenth of August last past, who was then 
very dangerously ill at his house, in Larnb Alley in the parish of St. Buttolph 
Bishopsgate, and there he staid and watched with him in his chamber 
until three of the clock in the morning, about which time the said James Hall 
departed this life, and this deponent assisted in the laying forth his body, 
and about five or six of the clock in the said morning he did send for Mr. 
John Hall, the said deceased's nephew, and he came thither about six of 
the clock and he immediately sent for Mr. Thomas Fige and Mr. Edward 
Johnson, two of the deceased's neighbors, and he the said Mr. John Hall 
did not go up the stairs into the said deceased's chamber until they the said 
Mr. Fyge and Mr. Johnson came, and then they went up all together and 
there agreed to search amongst the said deceased's writings for a Will, and 
this said deponent took out of the pocket of the breeches which the said 
deceased did usually wear and were then in his said chamber a bunch of 
keys and a watch, one of which keyes belonged to a trunk which stood in 
the chamber, which they unlocked (having searched two small trunks be- 
fore) but in that trunk there were several writings of concern, a bag of 
money with a ticket upon it to be fifty pounds, a purse with a quantity of 
gold in it, being ninety nine guineas, and two broad twenty shilling pieces, 
in which said trunk there was also found, wrapt up in a paper upon which 
were endorsed these words The Last Will and Testament of James Hall, 
made the sixteenth day of November 1665, to be delivered to his executors 
Mr. John Hall and Mr. Robert Mordant, or one of them, which paper 
seemed to have formerly sealed but at the said finding was unsealed, which 
being opened they found eight sheets of paper fixed together on the top 
with red tape, and a seal thereupon, which was immediately, in the presence 
of all the said four persons perused and read, and they did observe and take 
notice that, the words James Hall were subscribed to the bottom of every 
of the said sheets and they also took notice of the several obliterations (then 
follows a list of such obliterations). And they did observe that by the 
numbers of the sheets there were two wanting, viz t the 6 th and 7 th , but those 
that were so found the said Mr. John Hall took into his custody and locked 
up the said trunk again, and the said Mr. Hall also kept the key thereof, 
and immediately thereupon they searched and rummaged all trunks, boxes 
and other places where they could imagine any other will might be placed 
or laid because that which they had found was of so ancient a date. And 
this deponent doth further depose that by the order of the said Mr. John 
Hall he did remove the said trunk, wherein the said money was, and the 
said sheets &c, and also two other little trunks to his own house, for better 

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(i. r-jri'v. and there locked thcro into his closet, the said trunks being locked 
..■ J the said &I r John Hal] having the keys in his custody, as aforesaid. 

/, ; •: ill it, on or about the nineteenth of the said month of August the said 
Mr, John Hall and this depouent looking over the remaining papers in the 
said trunk, which had not been opened since the bringing the same to his, 
this deponent's;* house, and there, towards the bottom of the said trunk, 
they found two other sheets numbered 6 and 7, with several obliterations 
and blottings, torn at the top and at the bottom, and that the said eight 
sheets, so fixed together as aforesaid, and the said two sheets " soe loose 
oblitered and tome," and annexed to this his deposition, were at the time 
of finding thereof as they now are. Then follows a deposition (of the same 
general purport) made by Thomas Fyge and Edward Johnson jointly 3 
September 1686. Lloyd, 43. 

[The above will, which is undoubtedly the will referred to by John Hall as 
that of his uncle James, seems to place this family. In the Visitation of Lon- 
don (1G33-4-5), may be found the following pedigree of Hall, of Bisliopsgate : 



JOHN HALL of London— Ann, da. of - 

inarchant- I of Horton in Kent. 



Browne 



John Hall of LoncU>n=Sarah, only da. of Six 



merchant, eldest 

eonne. now living 

a» 1C33. 



3Iartyn Lumlev Kt. 
Alderman of London, 



Thomas Hall of London: 
marchant, a 16.°,3. 



Benet da. of Thomas 
Greene of Essex, 
sister to Mr. John 
Greene, the coun- 
sellor, Judge of 
Guildhall. 



Martin Hall, 
eonne and heire. 



2 John Hall. 

3 Humfrey. 

4 James. 



I I I 1 

1 Sarah. 

2 Alice. 

3 Elizabeth. 
4 Mary. 



i I I I j 

1 Thomas Hall, 2 John, 

aged ID yeres. — 

3 Humfrey. 

4 Daniell. 



5 Joseph. 

James, the fourth son of John and Sarah Hall, was evidently the testator of 
the will of which I have just given an abstract. His mother, Sarah, had prob- 
ably remarried Wraxall ; his brother John (the second son) was the one who 

went to Xew T England and married the widow Rebecca Byley, by whom he had 
the son John who afterwards came to England and lived and died at Islington. 

Sarah, the eldest daughter of John and Sarah Hall, had married Berry and 

had a daughter Sarah married to Bewley. Mary, the fourth daughter, 

married Oliver and had a daughter Mary, wife in 1086 of Samuel Laytield. 

Their cousins Humfrey and Daniel Hall, sons of Thomas and Benet Hail, seem 
to have been living in 1691, the former in Hertfordshire and the latter at 
Oravesend. In a future number I hope to give other wills referring to John 
Hall of Islington, and also to New England. Henry F. Waters.] 

Cicely Hill of London, widow, 7 August 1G21, proved 14 September 
1G21. I give to the daughter of my late deceased sister Alice, dwelling in 
Manchester in the County of J^ancaster, twenty shillings and two of my 
gowns, two petticoats, a kirtle and two aprons. To Erne ClyfTe my cham- 
iett pettycoate. I give and bequeath to Hanna Jadwyn, the daughter of 
Thomas Jadwyn, scrivener, twenty shillings. To Dorothy Marden twenty 
shillings. To the three maiden children of Mr. George Johnson, citizen 
and merchant tailor of London, ten shillings apiece. To Mary, Ann and 
Hester, the daughters of my cousin Peter Hynde, citizen and embroiderer 
of London, ten shillings apiece. I give to Elizabeth Jadwin the wife of the 
aforesaid Thomas Jadwyn, ten shillings. To my brother James Radley 
"? r }y shillings. To my cousin Thomas Harrison of Manchester twenty 
ttfrutfngs. To my cousin John Harrison, his son, twenty shillings. To my 
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good friends Mrs. Alice Bridgitt and to the aforesaid Thomas Jadwyn ten 
shillings apiece. I give to Mrs. Owen ten shillings. To William Johnson 
ten shillings. To the wife of William Latham ten shillings. To George 
Latham their son my featherbed, floekbed, bonlster and rugs. To Catherine 
Madoxe, daughter of the said George Johnson, ten shillings and all my 
pewter. To M 1 Edward Steney clerk ten shillings. To Mr. Young, curate 
of the parish where I now dwell, ten shillings. To the poor of the parish 
ten shillings. To the eldest son of my deceased sister Alice twenty shil- 
lings. To my kinsman William Radley forty shillings. To Winnifred 
Latham daughter of William Latham ten shillings. To Rebecca Savers 
ten shillings. The residue to my cousin Peter Hynde and Katherine John- 
son, wife of George Johnson, whom I make executors. Dale, 77, 

William Lynn, citizen and carpenter of London, 20 July 1678, proved 
10 June 1GS0. My body to be buried in the parish church of St. Thomas 
the Apostle, Southwark. To my wife Mary the lease of my ground called 
The Timber Yard, bearing date 1 January 1658; the said lease given me by 
the last will of my father, Samuel Lynn deceased, held of the Governors of 
the Hospital of St. Thomas and situate in the parish of St. Thomas the 
Apostle in Southwark, aforesaid. J give her also the lease of the house I 
now dwell in (in the same parish) held of John Hall and Elizabeth his 
wife of Islington, Middlesex, gent. To my eldest son William Lynn my 
moiety of four messuages &c in Church Yard Alley near Fetter Lane, he 
to pay twenty pounds to my daughter Mary Lynn, fifty pounds to my son 
Samuel and one hundred pounds to my son John. To my daughter Eliza- 
beth Lynn my messuage &c. now divided into two tenements, in Tooly 
Street, in the parish of St. Olaves, Southwark, she to pay fifty pounds to 
my daughter Mary and one hundred pounds to my sou Richard Lynn. My 
wife Mary to be sole executrix and my trusty and well beloved friends Mr. 
John Reve and my brother Mr. John Hall of Islington to assist my execu- 
trix. A codicil dated 15 December 1679. 
• John Hall one of the witnesses. Bath, 82. 

[The John Hall of Islington here called brother was the goldsmith whose will 
"was given in the January number of the Register. The following wills also 
relate to his family and their connections, as a reference to the pedigree of the 
family in the Visitation of London (Harleian Soc. Tub.), will show. 

Henky F. Waters.] 

John Hall the elder,- citizen and draper of London, 16 January 1617, 
proved 19 December 1618. My body to be buried in the parish church of 
S' Nicholas Aeon in London where I now dwell and have remained nine 
and fifty years and more, I praise God. To my son John my three mes- 
suages or tenements in Lumbard Street and S l Nicholas Lane, whereof one 
is in the tenure of Edmond Tennant, citizen and clothworker of London, 
another in the tenure of Richard Mills, draper, and the other in the tenure 
cf Benjamin Buckstone, grocer; with remainder to my second son Humfrey 
Hall, and next to my third son Thomas. My wife Anne shall have her 
full third part of the rents of the said three messuages during her natural 
life. To my son John my garden and a fair tenement thereon builded, in 
the parish of S l Buttolph without Bishopsgate, in an Alley there called 
Lambe Alley. To my son Thomas &c. a yearly rent charge of thirty three 
shillings four pence, in Pulborow, given and bequeathed unto me by the 
last will of Thomas Hall of Horsham Sussex, gen , deceased. To the said 
Thomas all other my lands &c. in Sussex. My goods to be divided into 



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three pans, of which one part to my wife Anne. Another part to my son 
J. -hi), for that I have advanced all the rest of my children long sithence and 
have rc f given any advancement or child's portion unto the said John. To 
mv son in law Richard Bate and Anne his wife, whom I have already fully 
advanced, I give four pounds, to my son in law Daniel Gossege and Alice 
his wife the like legacy of four pounds, to n;y son in law Miles Corney and 
Gartred ins wife, the like legacy, to my son Humfrey the like legacy, to 

imy son Thomas the like. To my son Anthony whom I have advanced and 
satisfied his child's portion since his full age, forty shillings and to my son 
Daniel Hall the same. To Elizabeth daughter of Richard Bate four pounds 
at one and twenty or day of marriage. My son John to be full and sole 
executor and my son Humfrey Hall and my son in law Daniel Gossege to 
be overseers. 

By a codicil dated 22 October 1618 he gives to cousin John Englishe 
four pounds and to cousin Mary Kettelye four pounds for a remembrance. 

Meade, 127. 

Thomas Hall citizen and haberdasher of London, 6 March 1634, proved 
14 April 1635. My body to be buried in the church of $ l Nicholas Aeon. 
My worldly goods (my debts being paid and funerals discharged) to be 
divided into three equal parts, according to the custom of the City of Lon- 
don ; one third thereof to my wife Bennett Hall, another third to my chil- 
dren and the other third I give and devise &c. To my brother Daniel 
fifteen pounds if my other brothers will give him so much to set him free. 
If not then I give him five pounds. To my kinswoman Anne Lewis forty 
shillings. To Mr. John Jones, the parson of S f Nicholas Aeon forty shil- 
lings for a sermon at my funeral in the said parish, where I desire to be 
buried by. my father and mother. The residue to my wife and children 
half to her and half to them (other bequests omitted). I make my wife 
Bennett Hall sole executrix and my brothers M r John Greene and M r John 
Hall my overseers. My land in Enfield Middlesex to my eldest son Thomas 
aud his heirs. Sadler, 36. 

Sir Martin Luhley knight, citizen and Alderman of London 1 Sep- 
tember 7 th Charles, A. D. 3 631, proved 15 July 1634. To Sarah Hall, the 
daughter of my son in law John Hall and Sarah his now wife, the daughter 
of me the said Sir Blartyn Lumley, four hundred pounds at such time as 
she shall be married, upon the condition that it be with the consent and 
approbation of my son and heir Martin Lumley. To my sister Elizabeth 
Archer ten pounds to buy her some token and I also give her mourning to 
wear at my funeral. To my sister Alice Woodrove two parts of my now 
wife's gold chain, in three parts being divided; that is to say so much 
thereof as was my late deceased wife's and her sister's chain. To sundry 
poor. To M r Vowcher, parson of S* Peters in London, whereof I am a 
parishioner, five pounds, and I give him mourning to wear at my funeral. 

I To M r Walker, preacher of God's word, ten pounds. To my son in law 

John Hall and my daughter Sara his wife and all their children mourning 
to wear at my funeral. To my cousin Inge and her husband mourning. 
*o M r Kertridge and his wife and M r Hailes and his wife mourning to wear 
at my funeral. To Richard Rochdale ten pounds and mourning. To 
r ranees Booren, wife of John Booren one annuity of five pounds by the 
year during her natural life. To Edward Litton one annuity of three 
pounds for life. To Judith Raymond the like annuity. The residue to 
my son ami heir Martyn Lumley, whom I appoint full executor &c. Twenty 



248 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

pounds yearly rent charge on the messuage wherein I did late dwell, in the 
parisli of S l John the Evangelist, called the Black Boy, to the church 
wardens of S* Helen's Bishopsgate Street, for the establishing and settling 
of a lecture or a sermon forever to be preached in the said church of S l 
Helen's upon the Tuesday in every week weekly and in the evening of the 
same day, from the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel unto the feast 
day of the Annunciation of our blessed Lady S* Mary, to the honor and 
glory of God and comfort of the auditory; the said churchwardens to pay 
it unto a good aud godly, religious divine in consideration of his pains to be 
taken in preaching such sermon or lecture. The said sermon or lecture 
always to begin about live of the clock in the evening. Another yearly 
rent charge of four pounds out of the aforesaid messuage to be distributed 
, annually amongst the poor householders inhabiting within the said parish 

of St. Helen's. To my daughter Sarah wife of John Hall one hundred 
pounds a year for life. Other provisions for Sarah Hall the grand daughter. 
A codicil 23 March 1631. To my grandchildren Martin Hall, John 
Hall, Humphrey Hall, James Hall, Alice Hall, Mary Hall and Elizabeth 
Hall, the children of the said John Hail by my said daughter Sarah, his 
now wife, fourteen hundred pounds, or two hundred pounds apiece to Mar- 
tyn, John, Humphrey and James at their several ages of one and twenty 
and to Alice, Mary and Elizabeth at cue and twenty or days of marriage. 
To my grandchild Prudence Lumiey daughter of my son and heir Martin 
Lnmley by Jone his late wife deceased, one hundred pounds wherewith to 

Ibuy her jewels. 
Another codicil 30 -'June 1G34. My kind and loving wife Dame Mary 
Lumiey shall have the use of all my mansion and dwelling house wherein 
I now dwell, in Wood Street London for one year &c. Other provisions 
and bequests. Christ's Hospital, whereof I am President. To M r Hall 
the sword bearer twenty nobles. To widow Perkins five marks. To 
Richard Lumiey fifty pounds. Seager, 65. 

[A pedigree of this family (under the name of Lomley) mav be found in the 
, Visitation of Essex, 163-1 (Harleian Soc. Pub.), vol. 1, p. 136. His daughter 
Sarah, after the death of her husband John Hall, became the wife of Abraham 
Wraxall, as is shown by her will which here follows. Henry F. Waters.] 

Sarah Wraxall of St. Bartholomews the Little, near the Royal Ex- 
change in London, widow, late wife and relict of Abraham Wraxall, late 
of Fleet Street, London, gen. deceased, 8 July 1665, proved 14 December 
1668. Calls herself of great age. My body to be buried in the Parish 
Church of St. Hellens in Bishopsgate Street, London, as near to my father 
Sir Martin Lumiey, late of London, alderman deceased, as may be. To 
my daughter Sarah Berry, wife of Thomas Berry of London gen 1 , twenty 
shillings (and sundry wearing apparell &c). To my daughter Elizabeth 
Radham, wife of John Radham of Northumberland, five and twenty pounds 
of lawful money of England, which I will, after her decease, shall be paid 
and distributed to and for the use of her child and children. To my daughter 
Mary Oliver, wife of Richard Oliver, five and twenty pounds, to be paid 
aud distributed to and for the use of her child and children. To my grand- 
child Sarah Bewley, wife of John Bewley, twenty shillings. To my grand- 
children Edward, Dorothy and Sarah Black we 11, children of my late daughter 
Alice Blackwell late wife of Gervas Black-well who now is a linen draper 
in Newgate Market, twenty shillings apiece. To my grandson John Hall, 
merchant, twenty shillings. To my maid servant lvath. Bridges three 
pounds. To one ( ) Long, daughter of M rs Bourne, ten shillings. (To 



1893.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 240 

others.) I desire that M r Merritom the minister and now pastor of St. 
Michael Cornhill London, may preach my funeral sermon, and I give him 
forty shillings. I give a silver pot with two ears (and other pieces of plate) 
to my son James Hall, draper in Cannon Street, all of which plate are in 
and about my lodging chamber. The residue to my said sou James whom 
I make sole executor &c. To my daughter Sarah Berry my wedding ring 
with a diamond in it. liene, 162. 

Humphrey Hall citizen and girdler of London 29 December 1G41, 
proved 21 November 1G48. By deed bearing date 24 December (this 
instant month) I have assigned and conveyed unto Richard Bateman, Wil- 
liam Bateman and Anthony Bateman, sons of the Worshipful my good 
friend Robert Bateman the Chamberlain of London all my estate and term 
of years in my two tenements situate in the parishes of St. Nicholas Aeon 
and St. Mary Abchurch London, to me demised by lease by my late father 
John. Hall deceased, upon sundry trusts. To my daughters Elizabeth 
Barnes and Sarah Griffith rive pounds. To my wife Mercy Hail one 
annuity of fourteen pounds issuing out of the said two tenements in Lon- 
don. To. Mary Townley now the wife of Mr. Lawrence Townely of Nor- 
wich, who was heretofore the wife of my son John Hall the yearly rent of 
ten pounds payable out of the rents of the said two houses. Twenty pounds 
per annum for the use of the poor in the Hospital that I have built at 
Brandon alias Brandon Ferry in Suffolk. My desire and direction is that 
my brother Danyell Hall, whom God hath in his mercy chastized by taking 
from him his estate, may during his life be reader of divine service to the 
poor of the Hospital and to receive his convenient dwelling in the said 
Hospital, with four pounds per annum as Curate. Reference to brother 
John Hall and to testator's dwelling house at Brandon. Essex, 1G5. 

[A reference to the pedigree of Hall of London will show what relation the 
testator of the above will bore to our John Hall of Hampton, and to John Hail 
the goldsmith of Islington. IIexry T. Watebs.] 

Thomas Snowe of East Camell, Somerset, 6 August 1583, proved 5 
October 1583. My body to be buried in the churchyard of East Camell. 
Son Robert (a minor). Son William (a minor). Wife Jone. Daughter 
Jane. Daughter Susan. Daughter Edith (due her under her grandmother's 
will). Son John Snowe. 

One of the witnesses was Peter Thatcher, minister. Butts, 2. 

Geffrey Bigge of Patney, Wilts, clerk, 15 October 1G30, proved 3 
May 1G32. I give to Mr, Peter Thatcher a little to help his too small 
stipend for his painful and profitable ministry in the parish church of St. 
Edmunds in Sarum, the sum of five pounds, to be paid within half a year 
after my decease if he shall be then incumbent there. My son in law Joseph 
Bate and my son in law John Dove. My daughter Anne Bate and her 
son Joseph Bate. My daughter Elizabeth Dove and her eldest daughter 
Anne Dove. My wife Hester Bygge. The children of my brother Ed- 
mund Bygge (saving Edmond and Richard). To Mr. Edward Gough the 
Concordance that my Reverend and loving father gave me at his decease. 
My loving friend and neighbor Mr. John White, vicar of Chirton. My 
nephew Richard Bigge. My brother Edmund Bigge of Wiliford Clerk. 

Witnessed by John White clerk and the probate granted by Peter 
Thatcher clerk, by virtue of a Commission. Audley, 55. 

[The above two wills I thought worth saving as of interest to the Thachers 
of New England. Henry F. Waters.] 

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250 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Margaret Cheesemax of St. Mary Magdalen Bermondsey widow, 15 
January 1070, proved 21 July 1680. My overseers sjiall disburse, expend 
and lay out for my funeral expenses and charges fifty pounds. To the poor 
of this parish five pounds. To all the children of my very loving kinsman 
M r Lemuel Mason the elder in Virginia that shall be living in Virginia at 
the time of my decease ten pounds apiece, to remain in the hands of my 
executors until they shall attain to their several ages of one and twenty 
years or days of marriage. To my Cousin Elizabeth Theleball, now living 
in Virginia, five pounds. To all her children living at time of my decease 
five pounds apiece. To John Matthews, living in Virginia, who was brother 
by the mother's side to my. late granddaughter Anne Cheeseman deceased, 
five pounds aud a diamond ring which formerly was his sister's. To my kins- 
woman Anne Gayney twelve pence. To my god daughter Margaret 
Mason, who lives with me, one hundred and fifty pounds and the lease of 
my house and all the plate I had of John Harrison. The rest of my plate 
I give to the children of my said cousin Lemuel Mason as followeth (i.e.) 
to Alice Mason a great beaker, to Elizabeth a tankard, to Anne a tankard 
and to Abigail, Mary and Dynah all the rest of my plate, to be equally 
divided &c, and to Lemuel Mason the younger my best great viu^. Five 
pounds apiece to M r John Samuel, Mr. Thomas Gladwin, my said cousin 
Margaret Mason and Mrs. Mary Childe widow; and they to be overseers 
of my will. All the residue to my kiusraan M r Lemuel Mason in Virginia; 
and he to be executor; and my said god daughter Margaret Mason to be 
executor in trust only for the use and benefit of the Lemuel her father. 
Proved by Margaret Mason. Bath, 92. 

[Lieut. John Chisman was of Elizabeth City in 1624 then asred 27, he had come 
out in the Elyinge Hart in 1621, and with him was Edward Chisman, probably his 
brother, aged 22, who came iu the Providence in 1023* and, in the last named 
year, a Thomas Chisman was also of Elizabeth City.f Lieut. Chisman had a 
patent for 200 acres of land on South side of Elizabeth River in 1G26J & was 
still living in 1G35§ & was probably the same John Chisman who, 9 Xov. 1646, 
is witness to an agreement between Lieut Erancis Mason & William Dounman.jj 

Wiliiam Gany was of Elizabeth City in 1021, aged 33. he came out in the George 
In 1616, his wife Anna, aged 24, came in the Bona Xova in 1620, their daughter 
Anna was born in Virginia before 1023*: qn jry if not the legatee of 12 d. in the 
will? Henrie Gany. aged 21, who came in the Dutie iu 1019, is in the roll of 
servants of Erancis Mason in the same Muster.** It is noteworthy that Alice 
& Margarie Gany where among the first names iu Lieut. Erancis Mason's list of 
Head Rights, ft 

But the most interesting portion of this valuable will lies in the clue which it 
affords to the probable English home of the Mason family and their connections. 
Elizabeth Theleball, as the writer has shown.*; was the daughter of Lieut. 
Francis Mason & sister of Col. Lemuel Mason ; the Ganey connection, before 
indicated, is made certain & the daughter Margaret accounted for. Thomas & 
George, sons, & Frances vie Mary, daus. of Lemuel Mason, are not mentioned by 
name in the will, but were of course included in the gift of £10 to all the chil- 
dren " now living in Va."§§ 

The Registers of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, now in course of publica- 
tion in the Genealogist, will no doubt afford information of very great value in 
this connection. They have at present, however, only reached the year 1604. ||[| 

J. Henry Lea.] 

* Hotten, p. 252. t Ibid., p. 185. J Ibid. p. 274. 

$ Note 25 in Head Rights, Reg. Jan. 1693, p. 70. 

j| Lower Norf. Ct. Rec, Book iv., fo. 18b. H Hotten, p. 256. 

•* Ibid. p. 251. ft Head Rights, Res. Jan. 1893, p. 63. 

+t Ibid, note 18, p. 68. ft Ibid, note 31, p. 70. 

[jy Genealogist, vol. vi.-ix. and iu progress. 



1893.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 251 

Dennis Hollister of the City of Bristol, grocer, 1 September 1G75, 
with a codicil bearing date G July 1G7G, proved 21 July 1676. To my 
only son Dennis Hollister and his heirs forever my corner house and shop 
which I bought of Richard Jones, in the parish called Mary Part in Bristol, 
in which I now dwell, except a certain pavement over the kitchen, the full 
breadth of it one way and about half the breadth the other way, which shall 
be forever to my other house next adjoining, bought of James Hughes and 
Thomas Haynes, for an outlet and to preserve the lights of the said house 
from being stopped up. I give him also two low and ten high turkey work 
chairs with red leather cases standing in the Parlor (and other furniture). 
To my daughter Hannah Callowhill, wife of Thomas Callowhill, during her 
natural life, my new house, lately built in a place called the Fryars Orehard 
I in the parish of Jamessas in the suburbs of the city of Bristol and my stable 

in the Fryars and my houses or tenements there, bought of Henry Lloyd, 
wherein one Neherniah Hollister and one Jeane Partridge, widow, now 
dwell, and my warehouses and lofts bought of William. Robert and Thomas 
Challoner, in Peter's Parish near the East end of the Burying yard there; 
and after her death these warehouses to go to my grand daughter Sarah 
Callowhill, her eldest daughter, and to her heirs, with remainder to my 
grand daughter Hannah Callowhill. The houses and tenements bought of 
Henry Lloyd to go to my grand daughter Bridget Callowhill, with re- 
mainder to her sister Hannah. And the new house to go to Thomas Cal- 
lowhill if he survive his wife, to hold for life, and then to my grandson 
Dennis Callowhill, his eldest son, with remainder to Thomas Callowhill, 
second son of my said daughter Hannah &c. To my daughter Lydia Jor- 
dan, wife of Thomas Jordan my new house lately built at Framptou Cot- 
terill, Gloucestershire, and all lands and pastures thereunto belonging, vv Inch 
I lately bought of Humphrey Hooke, knight. This for her natural life and 
then to her husband Thomas Jordan, for life, and next to my grand daughter 
Bridget Jordan, my daughter Lydia's eldest daughter, and a portion to my 
grand daughter Lydia Jordan. To my daughter Mary Hollister my new 
house bought of James Hughes and Thomas Haynes, in Mary part Street 
(and the outlet or pavement before referred to), and other property. To 
my daughter Phebe Hollister half of my Inn called the Whitehart, in 
Broad Street, one fourth part of which was my wife's inheritance and one 
fourth I lately bought of Anne Yeomans deceased, and one other fourth 
part I lately bought of Edmond French, sou and heir of Elizabeth French 
also deceased, and the other fourth part I lately bought of Henry Rowe 
and Judith his wife, which said Judith, Elizabeth, Ann and my wife 
were the daughters and coheirs of Edmond Popley, merchant deceased. 
To my said daughter (among other things) "my lesser silver belly pott." 
To my kinswoman Lydia, that lately served me and is now become the 
wife of Edward Hackett, one hundred pounds over and above what I have 
already given her towards her marriage portion. To " my Beloved {friends 
George Fox, William Dewsbery, Alexander Parker, George Whitehead 
and John Storye ten pounds apiece and unto Thomas Brigges, John Wil- 
kinson of "Westmoreland, James Porke, Steeven Crispe and John Wilkin- 
son of Cumberland five pounds apiece as a token of my love to them and 
the service they have done for the Lord and for his people, and to the in- 
tent none my claim any right to any of these legacyes last mentioned to 
whom I intended it not I do declare and my Will is that it be payd only to 
that Geo: Fox, Will. Dewsbery, Geo: Whitehead, Alex: Parker, John 
Story, John Wilkinson, Tho: Bridges, James Porke, Steven Crispe and 



252 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

John Wilkinson who hath often lodged at my house and eaten bread at my 
table and one well knowne to my Executors" &c. Bequests to Thomas 
Groulding of Bristol, grocer, and his wife Mary, and to John Love of Bristol 
and his wife Magdalen. To each of my natural brothers and sisters children 
that survive me, except Samuel Hollister, son of my brother Thomas, and 
Nathaniel Tovie, the only son of my sister Margery Tovie deceased, who, 
because they are ill husbands and are like to mispend it, my will is not to 
give it to either of them but to Samuel Hollister's wife, for the benefit of 
his children aud to Nathaniel Tovie's children that are living in England 
at the time of my decease. To Nem Dawson, widow, Joane Pillerne, 
widow, Margaret Price, widow, and to Mary Evans, widow. My servant 
Joseph Smith. My daughter Phebe shall possess and enjoy my house and 
1 lands called Old Fields, at Urcott in the parish of Almesbury Glouc r , held 

by lease of Edward Browne. My son Dennis Hollister and my two sous 
in law Thomas Callowhill and Thomas Jordan to be joint executors and 
Alexander Parker, George Whitehead, Walter Clements and John Story 
to be overseers. 

Witnesses I. Chauncy, John Eckly, Rich. Haw T ksworth. 

In the codicil he bequeaths to his grandchildren Hannah, Thomas and 
Elizabeth Callowhill a messuage at Westerleigh, with the lands thereunto 
belonging, held of the Dean and Chapter of Welles. He speaks of his 
grand daughter Lydia Jordan as " dead.'' He names Samuel Hollister, son 
of his brother William, Dennis Holllister son of Abel Hollister, Samuel 
Hollister, grandson of brother William and son of Jacob Hollister, Thomas 
j Speed, and others. Bence, 91. 

Anne Yeauans of Bristol widow 2 November 16G4 proved 1 December 
J 1GGS. My son William Yeamans to be full and sole executor, conditionally, 

and if he fails to fulfill the conditions then my sons in law John Haggat 
Esq. and Thomas Speed merchant. I, as executrix of the last will of my 
late husband William Yeamans, gen 1 deceased, have paid the two hundred 
pounds which my husband gave to and amongst the children of my daughter 
j Speed. Now I give to every one of her children, as well by Robert 

Yeamans as by Thomas Speed, which shall be living and unmarried at the 
time of my decease, the sum of ten pounds apiece, that is to say, to such of 
them as she had by the said Robert Yeamans to the children themselves, 
and to such of them as she had by Thomas Speed to their father to their 
use. My husband gave to my son Haggat's children John, Mary and Na- 
thaniel, ten pouuds apiece. This to be made up twenty pounds apiece. 
To the rest of the children of my said son Haggatt ten pounds apiece. To the 
daughter of my son William Yeamans ten pounds besides what hath " bin " 
given to her by my said husband. My husband gave to his grandchildren 
Matthew, William aud Joyce Warren ten pounds apiece, and William 
" sithence " deceased, whereby his legacy is ceased, I desire that ten pounds 
apiece may be added to the said legacies of the said Mathew and Joyce, of 
my gift, to make them up twenty pounds apiece. I give to Anne and 
Mehetabell, the two other children of my daughter Warren, ten pounds 
apiece. I give to the (....) children of my son Prigge ten pounds 
apiece. To my grandchild John Morgan ten pounds, to my daughter Joyce 
Warren and Sarah Prigge five pounds apiece, to my son in law Thomas 
Prigge five pounds, to my son William ten pounds and to his wife five 
pounds more as a token oi my love. To my cousin Francis Yeamans live 
pounds. To my sister Jones forty shillings, and eight pounds to be divided 



1893.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 253 

amongst such of her children as my executor shall think meet. To my 
kinswomen Mary Topleafe, Susan Rider, Elizabeth Owen and Alice Col- 
lins and to my kinsmen Thomas Yeamaus and John Yeamans, sons and 
daughters of my brother in law Edward Yeamans, forty .shillings apiece and 
to Anne Owen, the daughter of my cousin Owen, forty shillings. To my 
sons Haggatt and Speed ten pounds apiece and to my said son Haggatt all 
that long green carpet and all those leathern chairs which I formerly de- 
livered him to use in his forestreet parlor. To my kinswoman Mary Hagatt 
all that great cypress chest which standeth in her father's best forestreet 
chamber, provided that her father shall have the use and occupation thereof 
during his life. To my sister in law Johane Tomlinson forty shillings. To 
my cousin William Yeomans aud my cousin his wife, my cousin Anne 
Curtis, my cousin Mary Westlield, my cousin Bethshua Speed and my cousin 
Elizabeth Milner forty shillings apiece, as tokens of my love, and to Richard 
Speed twenty shillings. To all the daughters of my brother Robert Tom- 
linson forty shillings apiece. To the children ol my cousin Elizabeth 
Milner fifty pounds. To Mary Haggatt, the daughter of Richard Haggatt 
gen' deceased, forty shillings. Five pounds to be distributed amongst the 
poor of the parish of Stapleton. I desire to be buried- in the parish of 
Stapleton as near my husband as conveniently may be. My son William 
to be executor. Hene, 1 02. 

William Rotf /ell of the City of New Sarum, Wilts., gen 1 , 1G April 
1033, proved 13 May 1634. To my sons Stephen, Robert, Henry and 
William Rothweil ten shillings apiece. To my daughter Mary Rothweil 

| two hundred pounds, to my daughter Elizabeth Rothweil one hundred 

pounds and to my daughter Martha Rothweil one hundred pounds, to be 
paid at their several ages of one aud twenty years. To the children of my 

| son Stephen now Jiving (except Margaret, Elizabeth and Mary) twelve 

pence apiece and to the children of my son William now living twelve pence 
apiece. To my kinsman John Giles ten shillings. To my kinsman Jane 
May ten shillings. To my first wife's kinswoman, sometimes called Brid--ett 
Swayne, ten shillings and to Agnes Tuggie, widow, ten shillings, to be paid 
unto them within six months next after my decease, if they shall be rhen 
living, and not otherwise. The residue &c. to my wife Mary Rothweil, 
whom I make my full executrix, and I appoint my loving friends Maurice 
Aylerugge, woollen draper, and Humfrey Ditton, mercer, overseers, and 
give them ten shillings apiece, for their pains which they shall take in this 
behalf. Seager, 46. 

Benjamin Fen Senior of Milford in the Colony of " Conecticott " in 
New England, 1-i September 1G72, proved 1 February 1674. 1 do give 
and bequeath unto my eldest son Benjamin Fen, as an addition to his por- 
• tion that he hath already received, to the value of three hundred pounds 
and upwards, that farm that I formerly bought of Mr. Samuel Bach, late 
of New Haven, lying on the East side of East River, consisting of eighteen 
acres of meadow, more or less, with all the upland that is laid out thereto, 
he paying, or causing to be paid, thirty pounds towards the purchase, as 
was agreed upon, besides what he hath already paid. To my second son 
Samuel Fen my dwelling house that I now inhabit, within the town of 
Milford, with housing, uplands and meadows belonging, with that piece of 
upland and meadow that I bought of the Indians, above Pagasiek, called 
Plum meadow, and the uplands adjacent thereto. To my youngest sod. 
James Fen my house in New Haven, with the warehouse and ail the up- 



254 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

land belonging thereto, on this side East River, and that parcel of meadow 

I belonging to the house, on the other side of the River, and all ray right uC, 

in that farm that the Hon. General Assembly give to me. To my three 
eldest daughters, Sarah, Mary and Martha, besides what they have air 
received for their portions, twenty pounds apiece, to be paid within one 
year after ray decease out of ray estate in New England. To my youngest 
daughter Susanna Fen, for her portion, one hundred and twenty pounds, to 
be paid at eighteen years old or day of marriage. To ray grandchild Ben- 
jamin Fen, son to my eldest son Benjamin, the house, orchard and laud 
formerly Joseph Fenn's, in the town of " Norawake." To all the rest of 
my grandchildren respectively I do give one ewe sheep to each of them. 
My will is that my grandchild Benjamin should enter end possess his house 
and lands at Norawake at the end and period of the lease that it's now let 
for. My two youngest sons Samuel and James shall come to enter and 
possess their legacies at their accomplishing of the age of one and twenty 
years, but, in case my dear and loving wife should see it her way to dispose 
of herself in marriage before then, it's my will that they should enter upon 
the one half of their housings and lands at eighteen, and at one and twenty 
the whole but their mother's third. To my son Samuel my dwelling house, 
lands and meadows in the parishes of Chiddington, Masworth, Ivingho, 
Wing, all of them in Buckinghamshire, given to me by the will of the late 
deceased Agnis Scare of the same parish and Shire. My said son. if ho 
comes to the fall possession of it at one and twenty, to pay to his brother 
James forty pounds at one and twenty and to his sister Susanna twenty 
pounds at one and twenty, and twenty pounds to his eldest brother Ben- 
jamin within five years after his entrance and possession. All the residue, 
whether- in New England or old. I give to my wife Susanna Fen and I 
make her executrix. My will is that within five years after my decease 
she pay to each of my three eldest daughters, Sarah, Mary and Martha, 
ten pounds apiece, to be laid out in old England in pewter and brass for 
money pay and sent over for their several and respective uses, they bearing 
the charge of transportation and the danger of the seas. I entreat my 
honored, loving friends Mr. James Bishop of New Haven, Mr. Robert 
Treat, Thomas Wheeler and Daniel Buckingham to lend and afford their 
best help, council and advice as overseers &c. 

Wit: Robert Treat, Ephraim Sanford. Dycer, 1-4. 

[Benjamin Feim settled in Dorchester as early as 1G38, and soon after re- 
moved to New Haven and to Milford. He had two wives, of whom the first 
"was Sarah, daughter of Sylvester Baldwin, and the second, whom he married 
March 12, 166-i, was Susannah Ward. Me died iu 1G72. For other details see 
Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, Vol. 2, p. 152. — Editok.] 

.- Thomas Callowkill of the city of Bristol, linen draper, 28 November 

1713, proved 24 December 1712. My now dwelling house in St. James 
within the suburbs of the city. I stand possessed of a remainder of a cer- 
tain term of one thousand years granted to me by Edward Baugh, white 
tawer, since deceased, interested also in the remainder of auother term of 
one thousand years lately granted to me by Edward Baugh jun r , and in the 
residue of another term of a thousand years lately granted to me by my 
daughter Hanna, — — the last described as three several messuages &e. on 
the South side of a certain messuage called the Qiuker Meeting House, in 
or near a certain place called the Fryers, and now or late in the several 
tenures &c. of Simon Barnes Dauiei Kiudall and William Timbreii. I 



1693.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 255 

igave the same parcels of ground, messuages &c. to my kinsman Brice Webb 
of the said city linen draper aud Charles Harford of the city aforesaid raer- 
chant upon trust, to permit the same premisses to be held and enjoyed and 
the rents, issues and profits thereof to be had, received and taken by my 
wife Harm a ah Anna, for and during so much of my said several terms 

! respectively 10 come as she shall live, and, after her decease, by my grand 

daughter Margaret Penn, daughter of Hannah Penn my daughter by Wil- 
liam Perm. Esq r her husband, as long as she shall live, next by my grand- 
sou John Penn for all the rest of the several terms to come. Uy deed 
indented bearing date the seven and twentieth day of this instant month I 
have conveyed to Brice Webb and Charles Harford, linen drapers, and 
Richard Champion, merchant, divers messuages, lands &c. within the said 
city, the Co. of Somerset and other places in England and in Pennsylvania 
to divers uses, limitations and appointments therein mentioned and con- 
tained, with power of revocation. I hereby ratify, confirm and allow the 
same deed. Provision for granting to grand daughter Margaret Perm cer- 
tain premisses in Broad Meade, in the parish of St. James, part of my wife's 
jointure, with remainder to grandson John Perm. I have an interest in the 
Province of Pennsylvania as a security for one thousand pounds sterling 
due to me from the said William Penn, interested also in a messuage cV-c. 
in Caldecott, Monmouth, as a security for one hundred and sixty pounds 
due from Mary Herbert, spinster, sole heir of Francis Herbert Esq 1 de- 
ceased. Other investments also described. And I am also interested in 
one sixteenth part of certain Packett Boats now sailing or trading for the 
Port of Bristol to New York and other places in America, in partnership 
with Brice Webb, Richard Champion and others. All these interests I give 
to Brice Webb and James Peters upon trust, to pay to the said William 
Penn and Hanna his wife, and the survivor of them, the yearly sum of 
twenty and six pounds, clear of all taxes and charges, during their naturai 
lives (and for other purposes described). Provision for Thomas Penn, an- 
other son of Hanna Penn. My brother Walter Duffield is bound to me by 
two several obligations, one of 12 January 1694, for payment of twenty 
five pounds, and interest, and the other, of 13 August 1674, for payment of 
fourteen pound.3 ten shillings. He to be freed from the payment of all but 
twenty five pounds. My sister Elizabeth Javeling to be conditionally dis- 
charged of certain bonds. 1 give and bequeath unto my neices Elizabeth 
Javelin, Duffield Javelin, Sara Gurnay and Mary Gurnay one piece of gold 
apiece of the value of twenty three shillings six pence. My wife Hanna ah 
Anna to be sole executrix and the said Brice Webb and Charles Harford 
overseers. 

On the 19 th of October 1738 issued forth a Com 11 to John Penn Esq 1 the 
natural and lawful son and adm r with the Will annexed of the goods of 
Hannah Penn widow deced. (whilst living) the natural and lawful daughter 
and only child and adm x with the will annexed of Thomas Callowhill late 
of die City of Bristol widower deced. to administer the goods kc. 

Barnes, 231. 

GkopwGE Smith of London, gen*, 10 January 1658, proved 11 February 
1058. Lately freed from a dangerous illness. To Anne Cox, sister to my 
beloved wife deceased, for her convenient subsistance, ten pounds per annum, 
payable quarterly. To Margaret Thorpe, another of my wife's sisters, five 
pounds per annum, payable in like manner. To Elizabeth Thorpe, daughter 
of the said Margaret ten pounds. To Johu Thorpe fifty shillings that Le 



256 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

oweth me. To my wife's niece Elizabeth Chapman three score and five 
pounds, besides thirty and five pounds which I have in my hands in trust 
for her and owe unto her, all which maketh the sum of one hundred pounds. 
To Frances Cheney another niece cf my wife, ten pounds. To my cousin 
Bridget Audley, daughter of John Hoddesdon Esq. deceased, live pounds. 
To my cousin Mary Gosslin forty shillings to buy her a ring. To Judith 
Saudford, late wife of John Sandford. sometime my tenant, fifty shillings. 
To my beloved cousin Christopher Hoddesdon of Lee Gardens, in Horn- 
church Essex, Esq., ten pounds to buy a piece of plate. To Martha Hod- 
desdon, his daughter, forty pounds. To Thomas, his younger son, forty 
pounds. To Christopher Hoddesdon, son of Thomas Hoddesdon, gentle- 
man, deceased, four pounds. 

Item J give unto the three daughters of my beloved brother Master Thomas 
"Walley, now Pastor of the Church of Whitechapel in the Co. of Middlesex, 
as followeth; to Hannah Walley the eldest I give forty pounds, to Eliza- 
beth, the second I give thirty pounds, to Mary the youngest daughter I 
give fifty pounds. 1 give unto Master Thomas Wally, my beloved brother, 
Pastor of Whitechapel, twenty pounds to buy a piece cf plate. To Thomas 
Gilling, my dearly beloved wife's son, one hundred pounds, but .with this 
proviso, that he be a truly humbled and reformed man to setrle himself in 
some honest way of livelihood, not else to be paid him to waste and riot to 
the dishonor of God, as he hath done his former escate. and for the dis- 
covery of his reformation and abandoning all his lewd and wicked company 
I commit to the judgment of my executors and overseers &c, and if they 
find not a real change in him my will is that my executors shall only pay unto 
him six pounds per annum interest for the hundred pounds, but if he, the 
said Thomas .Gilling, through his " deboistnts " shall happen to die that 
then the said hundred pounds shall be paid to my two cousins Elizabeth 
Chapman and Frances Cheney, to each of them fifty pounds. To Master 
Dicklosse clerk of the Church of Whitechapel ten shillings and to sexton 
ten shillings. To the poor of Master Wally's congregation three pounds. 
To Margaret Thorpe, before named, and to her children (wearing apparel). 
To Mrs. Elizabeth Silverwood, wife to Capt. John Silverwood, forty shil- 
lings to buy a ring and to his three daughters each ten shilling (for rings), 
and to his two sons, each ten shillings to buy what they please. And I 
make, ordain &c. my beloved and trusty friend Capt. John Silverwood of 
St. Giles Cripplegate, London, gentleman, my lawful executor &c, and my 
truly beloved friends and brethren Master Abraham Jessou and Master 
Trustran May to be overseers, both of them being members of Master 
Wallye's church, and I give each of them fifty shillings to buy rings. 
Wit. Robert Parrott, Lenye Mouutgomery. 

Then follows a paper beginning This is a perfect Accompt of ffrances 

Cheyney aud Rebeccah Cheyney of monies which I George Smith tooke 

into my hands as Guardian to improve for them. Memorandum, 

that Richard Cheney died the last day of October One thousand six hundred 
fifty and one. The goods was not praised till the tenth day of November 
one thousand six hundred fifty two, but by reason of the contravery which 
was not divided till the twenty second day of March one thousand six hun- 
dred fifty two, about which time I received of Frances Cheney's money one 
hundred aud twelve pounds seventeen shillings three pence, which I used 
to her best advantage, at six pounds in the hundred, till about the third of 
I May one thousand six hundred fifty five I lost fifty pounds of her money 

j and the interest by one Thomas Giliing, which, notwithstanding I think I 



1893.] Genealogical Gleaning* in England. 257 

\ was net bound neither by Law nor conscience, yet I have made it up, both 

principal and interest, at six pounds in the hundred, which next March is 
six years, and is, in all, the sum of one hundred forty eight pounds seven 
shillings three pence, due at or about Lady (day?) one thousand six hundred 
fifty nine. 

Memorandum That Frances Cheney's mother received all her dividents 
for her, I received none — George Smith. 

Then follows a somewhat similar account with Rebecca Cheyney, by 
which it appears that testator lost by one Captain Bushell ten pounds and 

interest, which however he made up unto her. — Received of my 

sister Cheyney about January 16.34 or 1 655 for a divident a seventh part 
of two year's rent for Inglefield, due to Rebecca 16. 00. 05|. (Then fol- 
low similar receipts.) Pell, 95. 

[As the testator of the preceding will called Mr. Abraham Jesson brother, 
and Jacob Jcsson of New England, who called Mr. John Walley of Boston, 
Mass., brother-in-law, had a brother Abraham Jesson, the following will is 
worth saving. — 11. F. Waters. 

See Mr. Whitmore's notes on the Jesson and Walley families in the January 
REOifiEm pp. 104-6.— Editor.]. . 

Abraham Jesson, of Bethnoll Greene in the parish of Stebonheath ah 
Stepney in the County of Middlesex, ironmonger, 26 October 1666, proved 
14 February 1666. To my wife Dorothy Jesson the yearly rents, issues 
and profits of all my lands &c. called by the names of Stenfields and Cow- 
per*s Crofts, lying and being in Wedensbury in the Co. of Stafford, late in 
the tenure of John Tuncks or Thomas Edwards, which I purchased of 
Francis Perry of Weclensbury mercer (and of other estates there). This 
during her natural life, she making no waste &c. After her death they are 
to go to my eldest son Abraham jesson (with other estates near Woolver- 
hampton and in the City of Worcester &c). One of the tenements in 
Worcester is described as a tavern called the Myter and another as a tene- 
ment called the Cross Keys. To my son Jacob Jesson and his heirs all 
that messuage, tenement or dwelling house situate or being in White 
Chapel, Middlesex, commonly called or known by the name or sign of the 
Sythe and Dripping Pan, now in the tenure or occupation of John Ward, 
ironmonger, which 1 purchased of Samuel Abraham. I give to my son 
Jacob seven hundred and sixty pounds &c, to be paid unto him when and 
sc soon as he shall accomplish his full age of one and twenty years. To 
my son Nathaniel Jesson eight hundred pounds at one and twenty. To my 
daughter Rebecca Jesson seven hundred pounds at one and twenty or day 
of marriage. To my daughter Elizabeth Jesson seven hundred pounds at 
one and twenty or day of marriage. To my friends M r George Scott and 
Richard Loton Esq. twenty pounds apiece and to my friends Mr. John liar- 
wood, Mr. Nathaniel Taylor* Mr. Samuel Short and Mr. Myles Cooke fifty 
shillings apiece for rings. To my loving sister Rebecca Cowper twenty 
five pounds. To William Bird the son of Henry Bird and of my said sister 
Rebecca, twenty shillings. To Josiah Bird, son of the said Henry and 
Rebecca, live pounds. To Elenor Newton, the wife of Stephen Newton 
and the daughter of the said Henry and Rebecca, five pounds. To Sarah 
Co»vper, daughter of the said Rebekah, five pounds at one and twenty or 
day of marriage. Other bequests. My friends Mr. George Scott, grocer, 
Richard Loton Esq. and my son Abraham Jesson to be executors, and my 
friend.? Mr. John Harwood, Mr. Nathaniel Taylor Mr. bamuel Short and 
Myles Cooke overseers. 

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258 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

A Codicil was added 20 January 1666, in which he bequeathed his then 
dwelling house in Bednall Green, lately bought of Mr. John Speering and 
Katherine his wife, to his wife Dorothy for life and then to his son Abra- 
ham. C:<rr, 22. 

The following is a brief abstract of the will of Abraham Jesson, the eldest 

son of the preceding testator, and brother of Jacob Jesson of New England. 

Abraham Jesson of London, ironmonger, 1 December 1 078, proved 22 
September 1680. Wife Elizabeth. Grazeley farm near Woolverhatnpton 
Co. Stafford. Dwelling houses in or near Clarkenwell, Middlesex. Son 
Abraham. Messuage in the City of Worcester. Tenement called the 
Cross Keys in Bradderdine near Worcester. Daughter Mary Jesson. 
Stanfeild's Leasow in Wedensbury in Co. Stafford &c. Daughter Eliza- 
beth Jesson. Lands in Wedensbury held, occupied and enjoyed by Richard 
Smith, locksmith, in the right of Anne, his wife, relict of George Jesson 
deceased. Daughter Rebecca Jesson. Messuages in or near Bednall 
Greene, Stepney, Middlesex, late in the tenure of my honored father Abra- 
ham Jesson deceased, now in the tenure of my honored mother Dorothy 
Jesson &c. Children all under age. My brother Jacob Jesson and his 
wife Mary. My sister Rebecca Thomas and her husband. My sister 
Elizabeth Cockes and her husband. My mother in law Mary Basse and 
her husbaud. My brother Francis Barkested and his wife Jane. My 
brother John Barkested. Jeremiah Basse, Mary Basse, Esther Basse. 
My Aunt Rebecca Cowper, William Bird, Eilinor Newton, Joseph Bird, 
I Samuel Short, John Tomkins and Miles Cooke. My nephew James Cockes. 

Brother Nathaniel Jesson. Wife and said brother Nathaniel to be joint 
executors. 

The will was proved (as above) by Elizabeth Jesson, power reserved for 
Nathaniel Jesson. 

Commission issued 15 March 1689 to Francis and John Bakstead law- 
ful guardians of Abraham, Elizabeth and Rebecca Jesson, minor children 
of the deceased to administer (during their minority) the goods left uu- 
administerd by Elizabeth Jesson deceased, Nathaniel Jesson, the brother, 
renouncing. 

Commission issued 19 July 1697 to Abraham Jesson the son, who had 
come to his full age. Bath, 118. 

John Smithier of Arlington in the parish of Buybury and County of 
Gloucester, yeoman, 16 February 1G18, proved 31 October 1626. All my 
lands of inheritance &c to John Smithier, eldest son of my son John Smithier 
deceased, next to my cousin (sic) Henry Smithier, his brother, then to my 
niece Johan Powell, then to my niece (sic) Thomazine Smithier. daughter 
of said son John deceased, then to my cousin John Custis als Cliffe, then to 
my cousin Henry Custis ats Cliffe, then to my right heirs forever. I give 
and bequeath my lease of Camdens unto my son in law Edmond Custis als 
Cliffe and to his son John Custis and to the survivor or longest liver of 
them, the said John to pay, during the natural life of the said father, towards 
the maintenance of Elizabeth, his sister, twenty shillings yearly, and after 
the decease of his said father, if he survive, forty shillings yearly during his 
own natural life. Bequests to Thomas Howse, son of my daughter Anne 
Howse late of Colne Rogers deceased, to Richard Howse. his brother, to 
my cousin William Howse, their brother, to James Howse. their brother, 
to Margaret Howse, their sister, and to Bridget Howse, their sister. I give 



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to John Custis ah Cliffe and Henry his brother, the son?? of Edmond Custis 
now of Cirencester, tea pounds apiece. To William Custis, their brother, 
thirteen pounds six shillings eight pence and my best shirt. To Nicholas 
Custis, their brother and to Edmond Custis, their brother, each, thirteen 
pounds six shillings eight pence. Bequests to Elizabeth and Mary Custis, 
their sisters. To my sister Jones forty shillings. Thomas Smithier and 
his children. Richard Smithier. Matthew Smithier and his children. 
Ellianor Peirson and her children. William Smithier of Northletch. Mary 
Powell, the daughter of my niece Joane Powell, and Elizabeth, her .lister. 
My cousin Joane Powell to be sole executrix. 

A codicil was written 12 November 1G19, modifying some of the bequests 

made in the will. Jlele, 133. 

I 

[The foregoing will I deem well -worth saving, associating together, as it does, 
the family name Custis and the place name Arlington. ELenry F. Waters.] 

Mathewe Sillesbye of the town of North'ton in the County of Nonh'- 
ton gen* 18 April 1662 proved 19 February 1G62. To my worthy friend 
Salothiell Lovell of Northampton Esq., George Norwood of Nothampton, 
gen*., and Lawrence Wollaston of the same town gen 1 and to their heirs and 
assigns for ever all that my messuage, two yard land and close, with rin-ir 
and every of their appurtenances now in the occupation of Nathaniel Basely, 
within the town fields and parish of Duston in the County of Northampton, 
as also one close of pasture situate in St. James End, within the same 
parish, called Dove house close, and another close called Crowthorp close 
\ b'^'o on tae ^ r est side of Dallington Moor, within the parish of Dallington, 

and my meadow ground called Fleaten Holme within the parish of Hard- 
ingstone, and my hook of meadow called Hull's Ilooke, lying in Cotten 
Marsh within the parish of Hardingston, and my yard land and close in 
Mill ton ah Middleton Malsor in the said County, upon this intent that they 
shall with all convenient speed, immediately after my decease, make sale 
all my said lands and premises above mentioned for the best price they can 
get, and with the moneys raised shall pay and discharge all my debts, and 
the remainder shall be towards the payment of my legacies &c. I give to 
my son Matthew Sillesbye the messuage &c. wherein 1 now live, situate in 
the Drapery, in the town of Northampton, as also the tenement in the pos- 
session of Samuel Gibbs, next adjoining to the same, and a piece of ground, 
lying my backside, which I purchased of the town, being part of my walk 
there. And I give him two hundred pounds over and above what I have 
already given him. I give to my daughter Elizabeth four hundred pounds, 
to my daughter Rebecca three hundred pounds, to my son Samuel ail my 
freehold land at Wellingborrow (my son Matthew to make surrender of 
the same). Also I do give unto the said Samuel my messuage in North- 
ampton in the occupation of my sister Cricke, near the great Conduit there, 
and a messuage called Collingtree wood House and the three pasture 
grounds adjoining, and six acres of arable land within the parish fields of 
Road. And I give him one hundred pounds. I do give and bequeath unto 
my son Nathaniel Sillesbye my messuage or tenement called Thrupp wood 
House, with the several closes and little wood ground thereunto adjoining, 
lying and being in the parish of Roade, and six acres of arable land in the 
fields of Roade near unto the Hide there. And I give unto my son Na- 
thaniel all my books, for my earnest desire is that if it shall please God to 
make him capable that he be bred up a scholar. I give unto my sister 
Martin five pounds. J give to my said trustee* one messuage or tenement 



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&c. in Bridge Street, in the occupation of Edward Martin, another messu- 
age or tenement in a place called the New Lane, now in the occupation of 
Daniel Sanders, another tenement in the Horse Market, in the occupation 
of Edward Home, and an orchard or garden in St. John's Lane, in the 
parish of All Saints, and a close of ground in St. Edrnond's End, in the 
parish of St. Giles, both in the occupation of George Davies, upon this 
special trust that they shall convey the said messuage &c, now in the occu- 
pation of Edward Martin, to some honest person or persons in trust for my 
said sister Bethia Martyn during her life, and after her decease in trust for 
Thomas Martin her son and his lawful issue, failing such to my right heirs 
for ever; and, as for the other messuages, orchard and close, that they shall 
permit my said sister, during her natural life, to receive the rents &c. to her 
own proper use and behoof; and after her decease they shall convey the 
fee simple of the said messuages or tenements, orchard and close of ground 
&c. unto the Mayor, bailiffs, and burgesses of the said town, and to their 
successors for ever, to the intent and purpose that they shall fit and prepare 
the said messuage in the Horse Market for the comfortable habitation of 
two poor widows or widowers of good honest life and reputation, natives of 
the said town of Northampton, and more especially of the parish of All 
Saints, to be elected and chosen by the Mayor and Aldermen for the time 
being, or the major part of them and all the rents &c. of other the said 
premises to be granted as aforesaid to be equally divided between the said 
• two poor people, for the time being for ever. I give and bequeath unto my 
aunt Clarke if living ten pounds, to my aunt Ungley if living live pounds, 
to my sister Harper fifty shillings, the rest of my goods, &c. to my son 
Samuel and my two daughters Elizabeth and Rebecca. Juxon. 29. 

[The above abstract was taken from the registers of the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury, Somerset House, Strand, London. A copy of the same will is also 
preserved in the Probate Registry at Northampton. The testator was baptized 
in All Saints' Church 17 February 1610(11), being a son .Mr. Matthew Sillesbye, 
the elder, a scrivener who was chosen Mayor of Northampton 1G31 and was 
buried (in All Saints') 29 March 1639. The son seems to have followed closely 
in his father's footsteps, for he too was a scrivener and was Mayor in 1049-5(5. 
The signatures of both of them may be found in many of the wills now pre- 
served in the probate registry of Northampton and are so much alike that it 
would puzzle an expert to distinguish them apart. The elder Matthew was 
probably an apprentice of Mr. George Coldwell, common clerk of Northampton 
about a.d. 159G, and afterwards Mayor. 

The property in Horsemarket left by Mr. Matthew Sillesbey (the younger) 
for the habitation of two poor widows or widowers, is described as follows in 
a case between Thomas Chadwick. of Northampton gen 1 , petitioner, and the 
Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of the said town of Northampton and the parish- 
ioners of All Saints' Parish in the same town, defendants, under date Saturday 
2G April 1684.* The petitioner calls himself tenant by lease of a toft, piece or 
parcel of ground, with the backside or garden and the appurtenances, situate 
and being on the west side of Horsemarket, on which said toft stood formerly 
a messuage or tenement burnt down and demolished by the late dreadful tire 
which happened in said town of Northampton, a tenement lying on the North 
formerly called the Three Tuns and certain parish laud lying on the South; 
which said messuage or tenement, soe burnt down as aforesaid is in the front 
twenty and five foot in the length, with the garden or backside belonging to the 
same, and was and now is, parcel of the lands given by the last Will and Testa- 
ment of Matthew Silesby, late alderman of the said town of Northampton de- 
ceased, towards the maintenance of two poor widows, to be appointed by the 
Mayor and Aldermen of the said town of Northampton. The other property in 

* Book of Records of the Commissioners ftppointed by Act of Parliament fur the netter 
and more easy Rebuilding of the Town of Northampton, A.D. 1G70. 



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dispute was the parish land next adjoining on the South. The Petitioner was 
allowed to rebuild and hold by lease for ninety-uine years &c. This would - ■ m 
to furnish evidence a> to the age of the preseut buildlns? nov.-devotedtotii.il 
charity (No 35 Horseinarket). Through the courtesy of Mr. Samuel Hull I was 
enabled to ascertain that the estate in the N'ew Lane (I.e. Xcwland) was sold in 
1S66 for £±70 and the proceeds (less expenses) invested in Consols (£4S2 13s. 
Gd.). Idle gentleman who bought this property built two houses thereon, now 
numbered 27 and 27 x on the west side of Newlaud. The land in St. John's L mi 
was sold to the Bedford Railway Co. Tor £312 10s. 1 believe the Bedford and 
Northampton Railway Station stands on the site. The front part ot* the cl Se 
in St. Edmund's End was sold off in 1869 to the Grammar School Trustees, who 
built the School House thereon, and the back pan is rented (at £10 per ami.) 
as a playground for the school. The proceed- of the sale of the front part 
(£665 10s.) was invested in Consols. (£715 lis. 6d.) I understand that the 
income of the Fund now supports three widows, two of them in the Horsemarket 
| house. 

Contemporary with the elder Matthew in the same parish of All Saints', and 
undoubtedly a brother, was a Henry Sillesby, sometimes styled linen draper ai d 
sometimes mercer, the baptisms of whose children (Matthew, John. Robert, 
Henry, Mary. Elizabeth. Samuel, and Thomas) are to be found in Cue Registers 
of that parish. In his indenture of apprenticeship (1593). enrolled in vol. xiii. 
of the Town Records, he is described as a son of Robert Sillesbye of Duston. 
| Another contemporary was Anthony Sillesbie of Duston. whose will was proved 

I 13 September, 1623. The name of his brother Henry appears as a witness. 

Still another was their brother William Silsbieof Harleston, whose nuncupative 
will Was proved 15 April, 1626. Henry Sillesby was one of the bailiffs in Vr22. 
His wife (and the mother of all his children) was Mary Randes (married 20 
April. 1602, and buried 22 October, 1632). Their son Henry (baptized at All 
Saints', 20 May, 1613) seems to have emigrated to New England, and finally 
settled in Lynn, Massachusetts, where he died. From him are descended a . 
family of Silsby, more or less scattered throughout New England, and the in- 
fluential and highly respectable family of Silsbee of Salem. Massachusetts, one 
of whom, Mr. Edward A. Silsbee, is now visiting Northampton in search of the 
traces of these ancestors of his who were flourishing in Duston and Northamp- 
ton nearly three hundred years ago. Henry F. Waters. 
From Northamptonshire Notes and Queries, vol. v., 1S92, p. 10T. 

The foregoing was communicated to Northamptonshire Notes and Queries last 
Fail, while 1 was visiting Northampton with my friend and townsman. Mr. Ed- 
ward A. Silsbee, whose guest I was. 

The following are brief abstracts of the wills of William and Anthony Sil- 
lesby, above referred to. Henry F. Waters.] 

The words of William Silsbie late of Harleston deceased that he spake 
a litle before his death Beinge demauded whether he would make a will 
he answared noe, but he would leaue all unto his wife to bringe up the 
Children And as touchinge William his eldest sonne if he would be ruled 
by his mother, then his desier was that he should haue halfe w th her Other- 
wise if he were not ruled by her he should haue but only that five pounds 
that was given unto him by his Aunt in the p r sence of George Nelson ev 
Itiebard Knight & others. 

Decimo quinto die Aprilis Anno dni 1626 cora duo Cane comissa^fuit 

ad° cu hmoi testam 10 annex Silsbie eius relictce et princ u legatal" in 

cod nominat de bene etc Jurat saluo etc 

Inventarii Suj^a lvi te iis 

Book ay (1621-28) 270. Northampton Wills. 

Will of Anthony Sillesbie of Duston in the Co. of Northampton, hus- 
bandman 23 July 1G23, proved 12 Sept 1G23 

My body to be buried in the church or church yard of Duston. 
1 will & bequeath to Anne my wife ten pounds of good & lawful English 
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262 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

money and ray wool, being fourteen fleeces and some of last year's wool and 
the bed I lie on with the furniture and a chest and halfe my househole 
stuffe throughout and two beastes, vid, a brown cow and a red cow and 
eighteen sheeps. Item my will is that if my wife will sever from my son 
in diett while she is now p r sent or removing from hence shall return again 
that she shall have a quarterne land (she paying the proportionable rent 
for it) to be dressed by Robert my son as he doth his own. and to be 
brought home for her and she to have convenient place for it and the cattle 
belonging to it as also for her own dwelling. 

I give & bequeath to my dau. Sarah Harrise an hive of bees, which 
they shall choose. I give to my grand children Rebeccah & Sarah Sillesbie 
two lambs which my son Rob'- shall choose as also two coverlets the better 
to Rebeccah the other to Sarah. I give and bequeath to Will" 1 Sillesbie 
my brother & Jane Smallbone my sister two strikes of Barley apiece, to be 
delivered to them at the feast of St. Michael the Arch-Angel next ensuing 
the date of presents. I give & bequeath to my sister Howett a strike of 
barley to be delivered at the same time. 

The rest of my goods unbequeathed, my burial discharged & my debts 
paid, I give & bequeath to Robert Sillesbie my son whom I make my sole 
executor of this my last will & testament. 

In witness whereof I have to these presents set my hand Date the 23^ 

day of July 1023. 

( mv brother Ilenrie Sillesbie 
iy overseers < J , ,, . , x ~. , , ,, n ... 
J ( my brother m law Nicholas Whiting 

Wit: John Coles 

Henrie Sillesbye The mark A of 

Edmund James Anthony / | Sillesbie. 

[By the kind permission of the town clerk, William Slioosmith, Esq., to whom 
1 was introduced by Sir Henry Dryden, Bar', I made a rather extensive exami- 
nation of the town records and documents in his keeping, and gathered a lot of 
interesting notes about the Sillesby family and other names of interest to New 
England genealogists. I have to thank Mr. Slioosmith and his sons for the 
great kindness shown by them during and after this search. — H. F. Waters.] 

[In the Book of Inrolments of Apprentices. Indentures and Admissions to the 
Freedom of the town of Northampton (15G2-1727), I found the following :] 

M d that Henry Sillesbye (sonne of Robert Sillesbye of Duston in the 
Countie of North 11 ) by Indenture baring date the ffirste daye of Maye in the 
fyve and thirtith" yeare of the raign of our sou r aign Ladye queue Elizabeth 
etc. hathe putt himseife apprentice w th Lawrence Ball of the towne of 
Northampton, grocer, and Margaret his wyfe at the trade of a grocer ffor 
the terme of eight yeares, to begynne at the daye of the date of the same 
Indenture. The saide Henry Sillesbye dotn eovennte to doe the saide 
Lawrence Ball and Margarett true and diligent service during the saide 
terme. And the said Lawrence and Margarett doen eovennte to teache the 
saide Henry Sillesbye the said trade of a grocer, to fynde him all things 
necessarie during the terme, and to geve him at thende of his terme double 
apparell etc. 

Irr Prima die Decembris A xxxi'i t0 rfie Elizabeth etc. 1593. 

1622. Richard Woolleston, mayor, and Henry Sillesbye and William 
Brookes, bailiffs, a Festo die Sancli Micuaeh's Archangeli anna dm 1021 
Annoq regni dm firi Jacobi Regis nunc Anglie etc. vicesimo etc usque ad 
eundem Jestum anno Revolut. 

I found also, during the Mayoralty of William Knight (1G26-7) an In- 



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rolment of an Indenture whereby "Robert Sillesby, son of Henry Sillesbye 
of Northampton, Linen draper, put himself apprentice with Thomas Cowper 
the younger, of the said town, Ironmonger, to be instructed in the trade of 
an ironmonger for the term of nine years from the date of the Indenture, 
which was 29 September last past. 

In the time of Laurence Ball, mayor (1641-2) Thomas Sillesby. son of 
Henry Sillesby of Northampton, mercer, by indenture dat. 14 October, put 
himself apprentice to Edward Burgius of the said town, barber, for eight 
I years. 

Among the Admissions to Freedom (beginning A.D. 1G06) I found the 
following: 

Georgius Randesnup. appr. Henrie: Sillesbie, mercer, et iur. natal i ad miss. 
| fait decimo die Junii A 1612 et solvit iij s iiij d . 

In the Mayoralty of Richard Wollaston (1622-3), (Henry Sillesby one 
of the bailiffs,) John Luck lately apprentice of Matthew Sillesby, scrivener, 
was admitted to Freedom 14 March, 22 James, and paid ten shillings. Also, 
Richard Dudley, apprentice of John Shingleton, 24 May 1623, and paid ten 
shillings. Again — Daniel Washington, taylor, per concessu colloquii admiss. 
fuit xxvi t0 die Septembr. a jfdeo et solvit — x h . 
| Later, I found the following: — 

Jokes Sillesbie films Henrici Sillesbie iure natali admiss. fuit xx° die Julii 
1631, ct solvit — iij 5 iiij' 1 . 

Still later: — Robertus Sillesby filius Henrici Sillesby, Lynnendra\) Jar. 
natali admiss. fuit xviij die Novembris Anno Dni 16o6, et solvit — iii 8 iiij' 1 . 

Thomas Silsbie filius Henric, Silsbie defi iure natali admiss. fuit xxiij 
die Apr His 1646, et solvit — iij 3 iiij d . 

In a Book of Orders of Assembly (from 1616 to 1744) appears the fol- 
lowing: 

At an Assemblie of John Harbert, maior of the towne of Northampton, 
the Aldermen bis brethren, lat. maiors of the same towne. the bailiffs, all 
those that have been bailiffs and the four tie & eight Burgesses of the Cum. 
Couucell there assembled in the Guild hall the sixteenth day of April! in 
the Sixth yeare of the Raigne of our Sou r aigne Lord Charles now King of 
England &c. 1630, It is agreed and ordered that Henrie Sillesbie shall haue 
a leasse of a part of Cap lane, now in his occupation, excepting passage 
for the heires of George Coldwell dec, for xxi years from the feast day 
of the Annunciation last, upon the Rent of viii" yeariie upon Covenuts as 
shalbe thought fit. 

At an Assembly 12 October 1635 I noted the election of Mr. Matthew 
Sillesbie one of the Auditors and Henrie Sillesbie Constable of the Checker 
Ward. 

1637. It is agreed and ordered that Mr. Sillesbie, late Mayor of this 
town, who hath disbursed some moneys about the placing of poor boys 
apprentices in the time of his Mayoralty, shall have paid him the iiij' 1 vi 8 
viii d he hath laid out. 

Among the Leases and Conveyances possessed by the Town I found one 
in which Henry Travell of Coventry, gen 1 assigned and Surrendered, 24 
April 1622, all his estate &c. in and to the moiety of Gobions Manor (for- 
merly belonging to the Harrisons) to Thomas Cowper, the then Mayor of 
Northampton, Henry Chadwick, Raphael Humphrey, Abraham Ventris, 
Thomas Bradforde, Thomas Martyn, Edward Collis, William Knight, 
Richard Woollaston, Thomas Guttridge, John Harbert, John Fisher and 
Henry Syllesby, who have purchased the inheritance and reversion of the 
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1621. Counterpart of a conveyance from the Mayor, Bailiffs and Bur- 
gesses of Northampton i.o Henry Sillesby of Northampton, lineudraper, and 
John Scryven of the same, shoemaker, for £53-6-8, of a messuage, tene- 
ment ami backside lying in the " Checkerwarde," on the E. side of the street 
or place called " the Cheker," sometime in the occupation of Thomas Bur- 
ges, since in the tenure of Thomas Crasbrooke and now in the occupation 
of Margaret Ball widow, and abutting on the Street called the " Cheker" 
on the W., the land of said Margaret Ball on the S., a tenement of Joseph 
Brian gen', called k> the Holy Lambe," now in the occupation of Anthony 
Smith, on the N. and the land, sometime of John Brian the elder deceased 
and now of Edward Burrows and Elizabeth his wife, on the E. ecc. &c. dat. 
20 December 1621. Two seals attached. 

1645. Counterpart of a Conveyance from the Corporation to Samuel 
Coldwell of Northampton, geu 1 (in consideration of £15.5 5 ) of a piece of 
ground, part in the parish of All Saints and part in the parish of St. Sepul- 
chre's, abutting upon a certain lane called ; - Sylver Street" and the land of 
the heirs of Abraham Ventries deceased and land of the said Samuel Cold- 
well and land belonging to the Hospital of St. Thomas in Northampton on 
the N. E. parts and a certain lane leading from the backside of an Inn 
called ' ; The Lyon" leading to the Castle Hill and the land of one [ — ] 
Harris and the land of the heirs of Thomas Pilkington deceased on the S. 

and W. parts &c. ; which said piece of ground was sometimes a lane 

long since enclosed by the said Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses, called " Cap 
Lane," and was sometimes in the tenure of George Coldwell, Gentleman, 
deceased, and late was in the tenure and occupation of Henry Syllesby, also 
deceased, and now in the occupation of one Nathaniel Benbow. Convey- 
ance made absolute. Dat. 10 May 1045. 

I examined the Registers of All Saints and extracted the following entries 
(among others) : 

Baptisms. 

May 1603. Mathewe filius Henrici Sillesby baptizat. fuit xv° die. 

April 1605. Nathaniell filius Mathei Sillesby bapt. xxviii die. 

Dec. 1607. Bethiah filia Mathei Sillesby bapt. fuit primo die. 
" " John filius Henri Sillesby bapt. fuit xxvij die. 

Sept. 1610. Robert filius Henrici Sillesby bapt. fuit xxv° die. 

Feb. 1610. Mathew, filius Matthei Sillesby bapt. fuit xvij die. 

May 1613. Henricus filius Henrici Sillesby, nrcer, g Maria uxore eius 
bapt. fuit eod. die (i.e. xx° die). 

Oct. 1615. Abdiell filius Mathei Sillesby et Katherine, uxor, xxix die. 

Jan. 1015. Mary filia Henri Sillesby, Lynnendrag et Marie uxor, eius 
bapt. fuit xxviij die. 

April 1618. Samuel fil. Matthei Sillesbie, Script., £ Katherin uxor, eius 
bapt. fuit xij° die. 

Sept. 1618. Elizabeth filia Henrici Sillesby, linendraper, g Maria xx° 
die. 

Dec. 1621. Thomas filius Mathei Sillesby, scrivener, et Katherin xvi° 
die. 

Sept. 1622. Samuel filius Henrici Sillesbie et Marie uxor, eius bapt. 
fuit octavo die. 

Feb. 1625. Thomas filius Henrici Sillesbie, Linendraper, et Marie uxor, 
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Marriages. 

April 1002. Henry Sillesbie et Maria Randes nupti fuer xx° die. 
Oct. 1G31. Edward Martin et Bethaia Sillesbie iij° die. 
Sept. 1635. Matthew Sillesby et Eliz. Gray primo die. 

Burials. 

July 1578. Robert Sylbye sepultus fait eodem die (i.e. vicesimo octavo). 

Feb. 1609. Parvulus, Mathei Sillesby sepultus fuit vi° die. 

Sept. 1622. Samuell Alius Ilenric. Sillesbie sepultus fuit xxiiij die. 

Oct. 1624. Agnes filia Henrici Sillesby — quinto die. 

Oct. 1632. Mary uxor Henry Sillesby sepuira fuit xxij die. 

March 1639. Mr. Matthew Sillesby sepultus fuit xxix die. 

May 1642. Anne uxor Mr. Henrici Sillesby sepulta fuit xxiiij die. 

Sept. 1643. Mrs. Katherine Sillesby sepulta fuit xij die. 

On my return to London I was able to make notes of the following wills 
of members of this family. 

Samcell Sillesby, Fellow of Queen's College in Cambridge, 18 October 
1650, proved at London 9 November 1650. I give unto my sister Bathiah 
Martin, wife to Edward Martain of Northampton fifty pounds and unto her 
two children Thomas Martin and to John Martine the sum of ten pounds 
apiece, all which sum of seventy pounds my will is shall abide in the hands 
of my executors hereafter to be named, to be laid out for the use and bene- 
fit of my said sister and her two Children, according as they my said execu- 
tors shall in their judgments and conscience shall think best for the advan- 
tage and benefit' of my said sister and her said two children. I give to my 
brother Thomas Sillesby, M r of Arts of Christ Church in Oxford, all my 
books and papers and clothes, with every other thing belonging to my 
chamber and study at Queen's College in Cambridge and the furniture of 
my chamber or whatsoever is mine in the Gallery thereto belonging, and 
what else I have lent to any in Cambridge or elsewhere (money only ex- 
cepted). I give thirty pounds to Queen's College in Cambridge, whereof 
ten pounds is for the use of the Library, especially for the buying of those 
Greek fathers, in their own language, as yet are wanting there, and the 
other to be distributed to the poorest and most improving and pious scholars 
in the said College, according- to the judgment of the President and Fellows 
of the said College. I give to my cousin Tymothy Rushbrookeand Ellenor 
his wife all the money which formerly I have lent them, together with a 
lease of theirs which is in my custody, which, my will is, shall be restored 
unto them. I give to the young " scholeboy of my Cozen lues, shoomaker 
in Northampton " five pounds for his better education in learning. My 
will is that five pounds be laid out in plate to be given as a memorial of my 
true affection to my very good friend M r Ofspring. I give to Judith Ball 
forty shillings, who hath attended me in my sickness. The rest of all my 
estate, my funeral charges and the legacies aforesaid being first paid and 
discharged, I give to my two brothers Matthew Sillesby aud Thomas Sillesby 
to be equally divided between them, whom I appoint executors of this my 
last will and testament. 

Wit: Charles Ofspring, Jeremiah Whittaker. Pembroke, 190. 

1650, Oct. 21, Samuel Sillesby, vice-president of Queen's Coll. Cambr., 
bur. Registers of S l Antholin, London. 



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2QQ Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

In the year 164 t, according to an old parchment register of Queen's Col- 
lege, " M r Sillesby (was) chosen Proctor for y* yeere ensuing, beginning at 
Michaelraasse next, by y e Consent of y e President and maior part of y c 
fellowes." The President at this time was Edward Martin D.D. On the 

11 th day of June 1644 the Earl of .Manchester, under the authority of an 
Act of Parliament, appointed nine new fellows, to fill vacancies that had 
been created in April. Among these new Fellows was Samuel Sillesby. 
Another was William Ames. We are informed that all these new Fellows 
were from Emmanuel College, except John Hoar e and Samuel Glover, who 
were from S l Catherine's Hall. Mr. Sillesby was then styled Master of 
Art. He also obtained the degree of B.D. 

His brother Thomas was entered at Queen's Coll. as a Pensioner 15 
November 1644. Tutor Mr. Sillesby. B.A. 1647-8. 

I have not examined the Oxford records to find traces of him there. His 
will is as follows : 

Memorandum that Thomas Sillesby of West Thurrock in the County 
of Essex, deceased, on or about the eighth day of September 1653 &c., did 
utter and speak these words following, or the like in effect, viz : . I give unto 
my brother Matthew Sillesby the moiety or one half part of all my estate; 
and I give unto my sister Bethia Marten and her children the other moiety 
or half part of my estate; and my will is that my said sister shall only have 
the benefit and increase of the said moiety &c. during her natural life; and 
after her decease that the same moiety &c. be equally divided between her 
two children, and. that the same legacy given to my said sister and her 
children shall remain in the hands of John Sandford Esq. to their use. and 
she to have the yearly use thereof during her life, for her more comfortable 
maintenance: and my will is that my said sister's husband, in regard of his 
ill husbandry, shall not receive or intermeddle with any part of the said 
legacy given to my sister and her children: and I make and appoint my 
brother Matthew Sillesby my sole executor and John Sandford Esq. and 
John Ashon my overseers : which words, or the like in effect, he the said 
Thomas Sillesby uttered and declared as and for his last will and testament 
nuncupative in the presence and hearing of the said Mr. John Sandford and 
Elizabeth Dickens, whom the testator desired to take notice thereof. 

The above will was proved by M r Matthew Sillesby the sole executor, 
who in the registered probate act is wrongly called son of the deceased. 

Brent, 28. 

M d the x tb day of June in the xij th yere of the reigne of o r Sau'aine Lady 
Queue Eiizabethe etc. — Ghadde Browne the sone of Arthure Browne of 
Melcheborne in the Countie oil Bedford yoman bathe put himself ap'rentice 
w th Leoird Omston of North'ton Curriar, ffrom the day off the makinge 
l hereof unto the endo and terrae off eight yeres. And Leon r d to him eu r y 

quarter iiij d (sic). And it is farther agreed that after the vij yeres be doone 
the seide Chadde Browne shall s r ue the viij th yere as a Jorenyman and rfor 
that yeres seruice shall giue the saide Chadde Browne ifyve marks off 
mony and doble apparrell for hollyday and workinge day. 

[The above name, w T ell known to New England £enealogi>ts, camrht my eye 
\ as I was examining the book wherein is contained the rnrolinents of Indentures 

of Apprenticeship and Admissions to Freedom now preserved among the archives 
j of the town of Northampton. The Indentures of apprenticeship begin with the 
| early years of the reign of Elizabeth; the Admissions! to Freedom ixgin A.D. 

3 00:;.* Among the latter I found the following interesting items referring to 

another well known name : — ] 



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!■■„'. 

1617-13 Egideus Corey, maulster, p concessu colloquii admits, fuit 

decimo die Martii et solvit — x u . 
i 

[This entry had a cross against it on the margin, but the next year appeared 
I tbe following :— ] 

'■ 1 Gl 9—19 Gyles Corey maulster, P concessu colloquii i admiss. fuit xxij° • 

(die Januarii et solvit — x le . 
[I considered it not a bad day's work when I found two such names as those, 
to say nothing of others which I hope to present to the readers of my " Glean- 
ings." Henry 1\ Waters. 

Mr. William H. Whitmore announced these discoveries in relation to Brown 
and Corey, in the New York Nation, March 0. In relation to the apprenticeship 
of Chad Browne, he says: "The year is A.D. 1570, and the apprentice was 
doubtless fourteen years old. It is well known that a Chad Browne came" to 
Boston " in 1638, in the ship Martha, when his oldest son John was eight years 
old"; that he settled at Providence the same year: "that he and his son and 
grandson were successively elders in the Baptist church, and that the liberality 
of his descendants is commemorated in Brown University. It is hardly probable 
that the apprentice, Chad, was the emigrant, as he would have been over seventy 
when his son was born. Coincidence of names makes it highly probable that 
the apprentice was father of the emigrant. As the general work of Mr. Waters 
for the Register does not allow of special searches, will not some of the 
graduates of Brown contribute the necessary funds to investigate the clue so 
that Mr. Waters may do for their founder what he has done for Harvard." 

In relation to the admission to freedom of Giles Corey, Mr. Whitmore re- 
marks : " Here we seem to be on the track of the father of that stout-hearted 
victim of the Salem witchcraft, Giles, who was born about 161C." We trust 
that both clues will be followed. — Editor.] 

Walter Light of Radway, within the parish of Busshopper Itchington 
and County of Warwick, gentleman, 16 March 1596, proved 22 April 1597. 
My will is that my body shall be buried in the chancel of the parish church 
of Radwaye aforesaid, near where my wife lieth, with such convenient 
funerals as shall seem good to my executor. I give to the mother church 
of Litchfield twelve pence. I give towards the repair of the parish church 
of Radwaye ten shillings and towards the repair of the church of Chad- 
shun te three shillings forirpence. To the poor in Radwaye twenty shillings, 
to be distributed by the discretions' of my well beloved friends Richard Hill, 
vicar there, and my executor. Whereas my cousin Robert Washington 
maketh demand of divers things which he saith was given by his grand- 
mother, in recompense and discharge thereof and of my further good will I 
do give to him ten pounds, to be paid within one year next after my decease. 
I give unto Christopher Washington my kinsman five pounds, to be paid to 
hini within one year after my decease, as before. To my kinsman Y\ illiam 
Washington live pounds, to be paid in like sort. To Thomas Washington 
my kinsman five pounds, to be paid at his age of twenty and one years. To 
Amy Wakelyn, my kinswoman, seven pounds, to be paid to her within one 
year after my decease. To Ursula Adcocke, my kinswoman, ten pounds, 
to be paid in like sort and manner. To Walter Nicholls my godson rive 
pounds, to be paid _ to him when he shall come to the age of twenty and one 
years. 1 do forgive Thomas Savadge, my kinsman, of Kyneton, all such 
debts as he dcth owe me either by bill, bond or otherwise. I do give to all 
my servants that shall fortune to serve in house with me at the time of my 
decease, as well men servants as maid servants, to every of them three 
shillings four pence, to be paid to them at the end of their term. Further- 
more I do give to every of my god children three shillings four pence. 



2G8 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Moreover whereas I have taken upon me to be executor unto my brother 
Mr. Christopher Light and have executed the same till this time, by means 
whereof there are divers sums of money come into my hands morn than is 
laid out, to the value of one hundred and fifty pounds or thereabouts, of 
which said sum there is ten pounds in the hands of Mr. Edward Yorke, 
which I delivered to John Eborne and have no writing to show foi the 

I same, now my will is that if Richard Lighte, son of the said Christopher, 

to whom if he shall live to the age of twenty and one years I am to make 
accompte of the said money, do accept and allow of all such bills, reckonings 
and charges, as well about his pretended wardship as other wise, as I have 
left in writing and is true that I have paid, and do accept of the said sum 
which shall appear by those reckonings to be due unto him in full discharge 
of all things to him by me due or payable or which I may be charged with 
j as executor unto his father, without and contrariety or suit in law against 

my executor or executors, whomsoever they shall be, and do lawfully and 
sufficiently by his deed in writing discharge and acquit my said executor 
and executors of and from all debts, " dueties " and demands which were 
due by me unto him the day of my decease, then I do, of my own free gift, 
give and bequeath unto my said kinsman Richard Light all such plate which 
came and yet is in my hands which was his said fathers, and also such fine 
linens which be in a coffer in my house at this present, which were also his 
fathers, if he live to the said age of twenty and one years, then and upon 
performance of the premisses to mine executors according to this my will 
to be delivered to him and not otherwise. But if he shall contend in law or 
not accept of the said sum, as before, or refuse to allow of such bills and 
reckonings as my said executor or executors shall offer unto him. or not make 
unto him or them such discharge as is afore said, or if he shall die before 
his said age of twenty and one years, then my will is that the whole legacy 
or legacies to him by me given as aforesaid shall be utterly void and of no 
validity. 
j And also whereas my kinsman Lawrence Washington hath procured and 
\ ] gotten administration, after the decease of his brother Walter Washington, 
j I of the goods and chattels which were his said brothers, so that it is yet 
doubtful what the Law will determine of two leases of the farm in Radwaye 
(wherein I new dwell) the state whereof was in the said Walter Wash- 
ington at the time of his decease, which leases in truth I always did mean 
and intend that he the said Walter and his wife and children should have 
and enjoy, by means whereof I rest uncertain what to give to my daughter 
Alice Washington the late wife of the said Walter Washington and to her 
two children John and Katherine Washington until the matter be decided 
either by law or other ways who shall have the said leases. Wherefore I 
do by this my last will and testament give and commit all my goods and 
chattels whatsoever to my well beloved friend John Murden of Ratley in 
the County of Warwick, who is natural father to my said daughter Alice 
Washington and grandfather to the said children, to the end and intent that 
when it is determined either by law or other ways what will become of the 
said two leases that then the said John Murden shall make such distri- 
bution, as well of the said leases as of all my other said goods and chattels 
and other things aforesaid, my debts and legacies being discharged, between 
my said daughter Alice and her children, according to the discretion of the 
said John Murden; which I mean shall be in discharge of certain covenants 
and agreements which were made between me the said Walter Lighte and 
the said John Murden at the marriage of his daughter unto my kinsman 



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Walter Washington. And of this ray last will and testament I do con- 
Btitute arid make my said friend John Murden my sole executor and my 
well beloved cousin George Warner and my very good neighbor and friend 
Richard Aillmy overseers. And I give to either of them forty shillings. 

Cobham. 33. 
[As this family of Light were ancestors of our Washington, I give the fol- 
lowing abstracts of wills which I have gathered from time to time. Let me, 
meanwhile, improve the opportunity by calling renewed attention to the error 
which slipped into the pedigree of Washington presented by me in 1889. R( ibert 
of Sulgrave married first, Elizabeth, daughter of Walter (and not Robert) J.i^ht. 

Henry F. Waters.] 

Thomas Light of Horley in Oxfordshire 6 January 1520, proved 30 
January 1520. My body to be buried in the church of S' Awdrey in Hor- 
ley. To the high altar of the same church, for my tythes negligently for- 
gotten, six shillings eight pence. To the same church a cope and a pair of 
vestments of black velvet. I will have a priest sinking in the same church 
for me two years next ensuing for the Welth (sic) of my soul and Christen 
souls. I will that there be bought at London a great marble stone to lie 
upon me and my wife both after her decease, and thereiu to be graven I and 
my wife in brass with all our children. To the mother church of Lincoln 
three shillings four pence. To the church of Hornton three shillings four 
pence. To the church of Rotley three shillings four pence. To the church 
of Rodway three shillings four pence. To Thomas Blencow and Joane my 
daughter six pounds thirteen shillings four pence. To every one of their 
children ten sheep. To John Warner and Anne my daughter six pounds 
thirteen shillings four pence. To every one of their children ten sheep. 
To Master William Pargetour my Curate, to pray for me, six shillings 
eight pence. I wolle (sic) that John Parsons, an old servant of mine, that 
he remain still servant with my wife and my son Christofer, and after that 
he is no longer able to do service I will that he remain still in my house 
and to have meet and drink, or else six pence a week as long a3 he liveth 
and be at his pleasure. I will that Agnes Warden, an old womau in my 
house, be ordered after the same manner as John Parsons. To Joane 
Heckes, a maid servant of mine, six shillings eight pence. To Thomas 
Horsman and his wife of Horneton ten shillings. To every of my god- 
children one sheep. To Richard Mall my godchild ten sheep. I make 
mine executors my wife Agnes Lyght and my son Christopher Lyght. I 
make overseers Thomas Bl'encowe and William Malle of Adderbery. I be- 
queath to Thomas Blenecowe (sic) for his labor in this cause twenty shillings. 
To William Mall other twenty shillings and my best gown. All the rest of 
my goods not bequeathed, my debts paid, and also the lease and occupying 
of my farm for the years that be to come, and of all the pastures and other 
profits that I have within the Lordship of Halse within the County of 
Korthampton I will that my wife and my son Christofer have them and 
occupy them jointly together, to the use of them both, as long as my said 
wife liveth ; and after the decease of my wife I will that my son Christofer 
shall have them and he for to dispose for both our souls after his discretion. 
William Pargytur Curate and Vicar there of Horley a witness. 

Maynwaring, 4. 

Agnes Lyght, widow, of the parish of S l Lawrence Marston, 20 Novem- 
ber 1523, proved 15 December J523. My body to be buried in the church 
of St. Lawrence Marston. To the mother church of Lincoln four pence. 
To the church of Lawrence Marston for my " leyston " and to the reparation 

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270 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

of the church twenty shillings. To the church of Hornton six shillings 
eight pence. To every one of my godchildren that be not married a .sheep. 
To every one of my " childers childern " four sheep. To two children of 
William Malic, every one,, four sheep, and to his daughter a cow. To 
Agnes Lyght my daughter my red save cloth. To Thomas Lygbt my great 
chest. To Margaret Blenckowe (certain household effects) and a cow. To 
Julian Malle, daughter to William Malle, and to Ellynor Warner (house- 
hold effects). To the son of William Malles wife four sheep. To Richard 
Burton vicar of Horley six shillings eight pence, to pray for my soul and 
my husband's soul in Ids " bedroll." Thomas Brynknell Doctor of Divinity, 
overseer of this my will, to have to the profit of S* John's of Banbury, six 
shillings eight pence and four sheep. The residue of ray goods to Thomas 
Blenekowe and William Malle, the which I have ordained and made my 
executors, that they dispose them after their will for the wealth of my soul. 
Edrnunde Pargytor, priest, one of the witnesses. Bodfelde, 15. 

Christofer Lyghte 2S March 1510, proved 9 November 154G. My 
body to be buried in the parish church of Horley, if it be my chance to die 
there, as near to my father's grave as may be conveniently. To the high 
altar of the same church, for my tythes negligently forgotten, twelve pence. 
Towards the reparations of the said church forty shillings. " Item I will 
that every christian creature w :h in the Parrishe of Horley and euery other 
man wooman and childe that dothe thethur resorte at the day of my buriall 
haue euery of they me ij d to pray for my soule, and euery priste that is at 
my buriall to haue viii d and his Dynner." "Item I will to haue a priste to 
celebrate and to pray for my soule, for the soules of my ffather and mother, 
Thomas and Agnes, and other my freendes and for Xpen soules the space of 
one hole yere and to have for his stipende v 11 vi 8 viij d ." I will that Christo- 
fer Lighte my son have my whole manor of llorueton and my land there 
called Avenettes, Little Horneton and Waralles &c. with proviso that he 
grant to his brother Walter and his heirs male one annuity of five pounds 
sterling to be paid yearly out of the said manor of Horneton. The said 
Christofer to have more, my moiety of the manor of Horley and the 
lands appertaining, within the towns and fields of Horley and Molington. 
I give to Walter Lighte my son my house at Salton's corner within the 
town of Horley that William Peter now dwelleth in, to have and to hold 
to him and his heirs male forever. I give to Thomas Light my son all my 
lands and tenements in Banbery and in Banbery parish, to him and his 
heirs male forever. Provision for entailing. To Christopher my lease of 
the manor of Horley, my lease of the parsonage of Horley and my leases 
of Weescotte (also called Wescotte) and Knight Hard wick, with proviso 
that he keep for the use of his mother, during the time of Mr. Compton's 
lease of Wescotte and Hardwick, three score wether sheep in the fields of 
Horley and Horneton and twenty ewes and twenty hog sheep in Wescotte 
and" si-si ! kyne " other " at Westcotte or in Horley field and a nag, to be kept 
as'lie keeoetrf/his own, certain hou-ehold stuff to the sous and to Agnes 
Pargetbt]^ arifl ! Joli : an Savage. And I will that both my daughters have 
each of them ^'ebrjy 7 and. twenty couples " so that I separte this worlde be- 
twene^ch'rryitiiy'tyme and sammas." To a poor child called Thomas Hayes 
si^ ; poO'niii-tj] 1 \rjtee^/sl41Jine>7 J i;du*>.i>euco. To certain others and to servants 
in.Uie-ho^e andrtoigodQhndl'fc-i*. >\l will, that Mr. Crocker have my best 
ring. ,., I,yyiU ^hat my b^o^er, iNichoi-^^oodwarde of London have for a 
r^mewbr^ie^. i^yjeigUt' f s,po0n&i w'l*i#h-uheichaihi/iii his own keeping. The 



1893.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 271 

residue to my sons Christopher Lighte and "Walter Lighte whom I make 
mine executors, willing and desiring my brother Robert Pargetor and my 

cousin Parson Box to be overseers &c, and I give them for their pains and 
labors in so doing three pounds six shillings eight pence. 

One of the witnesses was John Crocker gen*. Alen, 19. 

The following pedigree of this family is taken from the Visitation of Oxford- 
shire (Harleian boc. rub.) p. l-tl. 

Thomas Light of HorIey=Agnes 
iu Com. Oxon. * I 



Christopher Light of Horley=Elizabeth daur. of Henry Warde of 
in Com. Oxon. J Piilerton in Com. W;irr. yeoman. 

i 1 i i i 

1 Walter. 2 ChristQpher=Elizabeth d r Johanne mar. to Henry Savage Agnes to Will 

Lighte of to Thomas of Kynton in Com. "Warr. after Pargetor of 

Horley. Dale of to John Hawforde of Lamcott Gritworthin 

London gen'. in Com. Warr. Coni.North'ton. 

In the name of God Amen I Martha Haywaru of the County of Staf- 
ford being sick and weak of body but of perfect sence and memory, thanks 
be given to God therefor Doe make and ordaine this my last Will & Testa- 
ment 

Impr 9 I give and bequeath my Soul to God and my body to the Earth 
to be buryed in Christianlike and Decent manner att the disposition of my 
Exec" hereafter named and as for what worldly Estate it hath pleased God 
to bless me w th all I give devise and dispose of in the following manner & 
forme 

Item I give and bequeath unto my two cousins John and Augustine the 
sons of my coz n Lawrence Washington of Westmoreland County one negroe 
woman named Anne and her future increase and in case of their deaths 
before thev come of age then I give the s d negroe to the afores d Lawrence 

V . © © © 

Yv ashington & his heirs forever. 

Item I give unto my cozen Lawrence Washington sou of M r John Wash- 
ington of Westmoreland County one mallatto girle named Suka to him and 
his heirs forever. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my cozen John Washington sou of the 
said John Washington of Westmoreland county one mallatto Girle named 
Kate to him and his heirs forever. 

Item I give and bequeath my cozen Nathaniel Washington, son of the 

said John Washington one Negroe boy named John to him & his heirs 
© © j 

iorever. 

I give and bequeath unto my Coz n Hen: Washington son of the said John 
Washington one negroe boy named George William to him & his heirs 
for ever. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my kinsman M r John Washington of 
Stafford County one negroe woman named Petty and her future Increase 
to hiui & his heirs forever. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my kinsman M r Rich' 1 ffoot two thousands 
pn d * Tobbacco to him & his heirs for ever. 

Item it is my will & desire that my Ex tr3 w th all conven* speed after my 
decease doe procure and purchase for each of my two sisters in Law viz* 
Mary King and Sarah Todd a servant man or woman as they or either [of] 
them shall both like haveing att least four or live years to serve w ch I doe 



272 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Item I give and bequeath to ray afores d cczins the sons of my two 
coz ns Lawrence and John Washington of Westmoreland County to Each of 
them a feather bedd and furniture to them and their heirs forever. 

Item it is my will and desire that my Exec 4 " with all Conven* speed send 
to England to my Eldest sister M" Elizabeth Rumbold a Tunne of good 
weight of Tobacco, & the same I give to her and her heirs forever. 

Item it is my desire that my said Executors Doe likewise take freight 
send for England to my other sister M" Marg 1 Galbut [TalbutPJ a Tonne 
of good weight of Tobbacco which I give to her and her aud her [sic'j heirs 
forever. 

Item I give and bequeath unto M r W m Pruckner [?] of the County of 
York my gold signett. 

Item I give and bequeath unto Ca pt Law: Washington and his wife, M r 
John Washington of Stafford County and his wife, M r John Washington of 
Westmoreland County and his wife, Mary King, Sarah Todd and Mary 
Wfaeatley, each of them a gold of twenty shillings piece To be procured 
with all Conven 1 speed after my decease. 

Item [ give and bequeath unto Samuel Todd son of Wm. Todd a heiffer 
about three years old. 

Lastly after all my just Debts are p d all the rest of my Estate what- 
soever and wheresoever I doe give and bequeath unto Cap' Lawrence 
Washington, M r John Washington of Westmoreland County, & M r John 
Washington of Stafford County to be Equall[y] Divided between them 
and I doe hereby [ ] Constitute and ordaine the afores d Lawrence 

Washington & John Washington of Westmorelaud County Execut 3 of this 
my last will & Testament. In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my 
hand and & fiixed my Seale this 6th day of May aunoq e Domi 1697. 

Martha Hayvtap.d. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us : Geo. Weedon, Sarah 



Kelly, Sarah X Powell, her marke, John Pike. 
Proved and Recorded the S ;h of December, 1G97. 
Vera copia Teste 
J. Perry 

D. C. Cur. Com. Stafford. 

[The above will of Martha Hayward, sister of John Washington the emi- 
grant ancestor of President Washington, was found among the Washington 
MSS. in the United States Department of State, by Mr. Worthington C. Ford of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., who communicated it to the New York Nation in a letter dated 
Nov. 8, 1892, which appeared in the Nation Nov. 17, 1892. Mr. Ford, in his 
letter, shows the importance of this will as evidence in favor of Mr. Waters's 
theory of the Ancestry of Washington. 

In the Nation, Dec. 22, 1802, appears a letter from Mr. Ford, dated December 
1st, in which lie quotes from a communication to him by Mr. Waters, as follows : 

"It is certainly (apart from its great value for the light it throws upon the 
American family) the greatest discovery that has been made since I found that 
memorandum upon which my theory of the solution of the Washington problem 
(i.e., as to the English connections; was chiefly founded. 

' : That theory undertook two tasks : first, to identify the Virginians. John and 
Lawrence Washington, with the eldest sons of Lawrence and Amphillis Wash- 
ington, named in the will of Andrew Knowling of Tring; secondly, to identify 
Lawrence, the husband of Amphillis and father of the Virgianians, with Law- 
rence, the Fellow of Brasenose College and Rector of Purleigh.- When the 
theory was published we did not know that there was any evidence existing to 
show that the parson of Purleigh was married. Probably (as it appears] Col. 
Chester knew-; but, if so, his knowledge died with him. Then Mr. Conway, 
looking up documents referred to in Chester's MSS., came upon evidence winch 



1893.] Genealogical Gleanings in .England. 273 



established the fact that Lawrence Washington of Purleigh had a wife living as 
late as the latter part of September, 1G49. Afterwards Miss Walford found 
the burial of Mr. Lawrence Washington at Maldon the date being 21st of Jan- 
uary, 1G52). This was undoubtedly the burial of Lawrence of Purleigh, who 
had \>vf:\ holding a poor and miserable living a few miles from .Maiden, to which 
there \va>i no parsonage attached. He was, thercf< re, in all probability, m 
Maldon id- hen Iquarters. With these new facts it seemed evident that nothing 
really stood it: the way of eventually establishing a complete parallelism between 
the two. On the one side we had Lawrence, the husband of Amphillis, un- 
doubtedly M.A.', in all probability a clergyman, married probably in 1033 (if we 
may judge from the age of his eldest son"), deceased between 1650 and 1055; on 
the other side, Lawrence and Purleigh, M.A., a clergyman, married probably in 
1C33, when he gave up his Fellowship, and dead in 1G52. 

•• In addition. I was able to prove an interesting connection between Lawrence 
of Purleigh and his family and Triug and Middle Claydon, the homes of 
Amphillis and her brother. Then the negative testimony was of tn mei 
value. Not another Lawrence, with all our searching, could be found, except 
the Purleigh man. who could meet the condition-: and now more than three 
years have elapsed, and we can still make the same assertion. M.A's do not 
grow on every bush. The records of Oxford have been ransacked, and we can 
pronounce it impossible to find there another Lawrence Washington, M.A. (other 
than the parson of Purleigh) ; and those at Cambridge have been so well ex- 
amined that we can declare it altogether improbable- that one will be found there. 
And nowhere else can we look for that other Lawrence Washington. M.A. In 
fact, there was no other — so you may imagine I felt quite sure that whatever 
evidence should turn up would be in confirmation of my theory, or certainly not 
opposed to it. 

" Take the case of that sister of the two brothers in Virginia. We did not 
know what her name was until the will of her brother John was brought to 
light. According to my theory, she must have borne one of three names — Eliza- 
I beth, Margaret, or Martha. If any other, then the worse for my theory. We 

learned from that will that she was Martha, who, according to my theory, was 
the youngest sifter of John, and he, as the youthful head of the orphaned family, 
would be likely to assist his youngest si?ter. Then came your discovery of that 
letter written in 1699 by John Washington of Stafford Co., referring to an Aunt 
Howard. Of course, this must be that Martha whom we have been discussing. 
1 . Now comes your last discovery, showing us that this Aunt Howard (or Hayward, 

for they are one and the same) was that Martha Washington, the youngest sister 
of the two Virginians. And she mentions sisters in England. Here would be 
another danger to my theory if that had been a weak one. That theory de- 
manded that Martha's sisters" should be two in number, and named Elizabeth and 
Margaret. Note the obliging way in which Mrs. Howard says ' my eldest sister, 
Elizabeth' and * my other sister, Margaret.' and the married name of the eldest 
caps the climax. The naming of Mrs. Elizabeth Rumbold clinches the matter. 
It is the keystone of the arch we have been building, securely binding the two 
sides together. When we find Mrs. Mewce, the known sister of Lawrence of 
Purleigh, culling Mrs. Rumbold ' neice,' and Martha Howard, the sister of John 
and Lawrence of Virginia, calling her 'sister,' we can no longer doubt the 
descent of our Washington from Lawrence Washington, the Rector of Purleigh." 

The editor of the Register trusts that further evidence bearing on this sub- 
ject will be found in England or in this country.] 



John Brewer citizen and grocer of London 4 September 1631, proved 
13 May 1636. I do will that after my decease my body be buried without 
any mourning apparel or gowns given to any but those. of mine own house- 
hold. To my dearly beloved father Thomas Brewer eight pounds yearly 
and every year so long as he shall happen to live after my decease (payable 
quarterly). I do will and bequeath unto my son John Brewer my planta- 
tion in Virginia called Stawley Hundred ah Bruers Borough, only the third 
part of the profits thereof arising daring the life of Mary my wife I do give 
unto her, as also the third part of all my goods and chattels besides which 
is also due unto her by the custom of the City of London. To my son 

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Roger Brewer and my daughter Margaret Brewer forty pounds apiece, pay- 
able at day or marriage or age of one and twenty. To my brother Thomas 
Brewer forty shillings and to each of his children ten shillings, in one year 
after my decease. The residue to my said three children John, Roger and 
Margaret, to be equally divided between them, and I make them executors, 
but as they are now young and not able of themselves to manage and dis- 
pose of those thing- that belong uuto them I do hereby authorize and ap- 
point, my dearly beloved wife, Mary Brewer, and my loving uncle Mr. 
Boger Drake, citizen and clothworker of London, not only overseers but 
also full and absolute guardians unto my said children. If my son John 
happen to die before lie attain the age of twenty and one years then my 
plantation to go unto my son Roger and his heirs forever. And if both 
my said sons happen to die before they attain the age of twenty and one 
years then my said plantation to descend half to my daughter Margaret and 
half to my wife. To each of the said guardians forty shillings to buy each 
of them a ring for a remembrance of me. 

Administration was granted to the widow Mary Brewer ah Butler, the 
testator being said to have lately died in Virginia. Dale, G6. 

George Cole of Dorchester, Dorset, merchant, 29 March 1G59. proved 
20 May 1G59. I give and bequeath unto my trusty and loving wife Anne 
Cole six hundred pounds, she to give bond for repayment of one hundred 
pounds to be equally divided amongst my younger children in case she 
marry again. To said wife all my household stuff and utensils of house- 
hold. To my eldest son, John Cole, and his heirs all that my lands and 
real estate lying and being in New England in America and also the sum 
of five hundred pounds in money, with what I have already given him 
towards the same therein included. And I give unto my said son all my 
study of books. In case he renounce his right in the said lands within 
eighteen months after my decease, then to enjoy his equal part and share 
in all the residue of the said estate with my younger children, over and 
above the said rive hundred pounds. I give all my other estate in moneys, 
credits, debts, bills, bonds, accompts, goods of merchandize and other estate 
whatsoever unto my younger sons, George, Stephen, Jacob and Symon, 
and to my four daughters, Elianor, Anne, Mary and Sarah Cole, to be 
equally divided amongst all, except my son George Cole, who, my will is, 
shall have one hundred pounds less than my otheryounger children in respect 
of the moneys already bestowed with him in Apprenticeship. My will and 
desire is that the house for which I have lately contracted in this town be 
forthwith paid for out of my said estate last before mentioned (the said 
sums of six. hundred pounds and five hundred pounds before devised being 
first satisfied). My wife shall hold and enjoy the said house for and during 
her natural life and the reversion I give to my said sou John and his heirs, 
he paying (after the decease of my wife) one hundred pounds to my younger 
children &c. Wife Anne and son John to be executors, and friends Mr. 
John Bushead the elder, Mr. John Heysome, Master Dawbeny Williams 
and Master Erasmus Baker overseers. To the poor of St. Trinity parish 
five pounds and five pounds to the poor of St. Peters and All Saints. A 
plot of garden mentioned as near the Guildhall. Elinor Cole one of the 
witnesses. Pell, 267. 

Sin Peter Colleton" of the parish of St. James, Middlesex, Bar 1 , 12 
January 1693—1, proved 24 April 1694. My body to be decently buried 



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without pomp or solemnity and to be accompanied to the grave by my own 
family only. To my son John all my manors, lands, tenements and heredi- 
taments &c. in England, and my hinds, tenements and plantations in the 
Island of Barbados and in Carolina, and my eighth part or share of the 
Province of Carolina, with all its dominion-, royalties and jurisdictions, to 
have and to hold to him and the heirs of his body, lawfully begotten, when 
he shall come to the age one and twenty years. In the mean time my lov- 
ing brother in law Col. John Leslie of the Island of Barbados and Katherine 
Colleton my daughter and Mr. William Thoruburgh of London, mercl 
<»r such of them as shall be within the Kingdom of England at the time of 
my death, shall have the guardianship, care and tuition of the said John 
Colleton and shall receive the rents, issues and profits of the preraksos till 
he come to the age of one and twenty years; and I appoint them executors 
&c., in trust for the sole use and benefit of the said John, until he shall 
arrive at the age aforesaid, when he shall be my only executor. If he 
should die without issue before then I leave all my lands £c. in England 
and Carolina to my brother James Colleton and the heirs male of his body 
lawfully begotten. To my daughter Katherine Colleton one thousand 
pounds and my Tally for three hundred pounds lent by me and paid into 
their Majesties' Exchequer in the name of the said Katlierine and my .-hare 
and dividend thereof by virtue of an Act of Parliament made in the fourth 
year of their Majesties' reign entitled an Act for granting to their Majesties 
certain rates and duties of Excise upon Beer, Ale and other liquors, lor 
securing certain Recompences and Advantages, in the said Act mentioned, 
to such persons as should voluntarily advance the sum of ten hundred 
thousand pounds towards carrying on the War against France. To Anne 
Colleton, my younger daughter, fifteen hundred pounds at one and twenty 
or day of marriage, and fifty pounds a year in half yearly payments. To 
Charles Colleton, my natural son, a rent charge of thirty pounds a year, in 
quarterly payments out of my lands and tenements in the County and City 
of P^xon. To Elizabeth Johnson daughter of William Johnson and Eliza- 
beth. Johnson heretofore my wife one thousand pounds. To Barbara 
Thacker one hundred pounds in four months after my decease. If the said 
John Colleton die without issue (la.vful) before coming to the age of 
twenty one then all my personal estate shall be equally divided between my 
two daughters Katherine Colleton and Ann Colleton and the said Elizabeth 
Johnson. And in such case, and not otherwise, I give to the said Charles 
Colleton three hundred pounds. If the said John die without lawful issue 
male before coming to age and the said James die without lawful issue male 
&c. then all my real estate shall come to mv right heirs &c. Anthony 
Wei. Ion of the Middle Temple, Esq., and John Hothershall of Guid.lv Hall, 
Rumford, Essex, Esq. to be overseers. The son proved the Will ol Jan- 
uary, 1700. Box, 72. 

Edward Collington of St. Saviour's, Southwark, Surrey, joiner, 21 
February 1659, proved 27 July 1C60. To my loving wife Ferrin Colling- 
ton the lease of my house, with all the profits thereof, during the term not 
yet expired, if she shall so long live or continue a widow. In case of her 
marriage or death before the expiration of said lease it shall go to my 
grandchild, Edward Brookes, if then living, if not then to his sister Sarah. 
I give to my daughter Sarah ten pounds, in twelve months after my de- 
cease. To her eldest daughter, called Sarah, teu pounds either at d.iy of 
marriage or •% twenty four years of age. 



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Item — I give unto my daughter Isabell in New England ten pounds, that 
is to say five shillings unto my daughter Isabell aud nine pounds fifteen 
shillings, the remainder of the ten pounds, to ho divided amongst her chil- 
dren, i give to my cousin Mary Collington five pounds, in a twelve month. 
To my cousins William and Sarah Collington ten shilling apiece in a ;. 
In case my cousin Mary die before the year be expired the five pounds 
given unto her shall be equally divided between my cousins William and 
Sarah, and in case the said William and Sarah die then it shall go to my 
brother Robert Collington and his wife. To my said brother Robert and 
bis wife five shillings each. I make my wife Perrin Collington whole and 
sole executrix and my friends Mr. George Ewer and Mr. John Wilmington 
overseers. Nabbs, 109. 



William Gregory, of the town and County of Nottingham gen 1 , 18 
June 1650, proved 5 February 1651. I give and bequeath unto George 
Gregory, my grandchild, eldest son of my son John Gregory, all those my 
three Water Corn mills, two houses or tenements, eight crofts, tofts, closes 
or pingles and eleven acres of land arable, meadow or pasture, be the same 
more or less, to the said mills or tenements belonging, which I purchased 
with the said mills, situate &c. in Lenton and Radford in the County of 
Nottingham; and all my tythes or tenths of hay &c. in the fields and ter- 
ritories of Lenton and Radford &c, to the said George Gregory and the 
heirs male of his body lawfully begotten and to be begotten, and for wane 
of such issue to Philip Gregory, second son of the said John, remainder to 
Francis Gregory, third son, then to Edward Gregory, fourth son and last 
to my right heirs. To Philip all my fourteen selions or leyes of meadow 
or pasture grouud, containing by estimation seven acres, in the town of 
Notts, aforesaid at or upon a place there called the little Rye Hills and a 
close of five acres I purchased of John Ileywood, in the town of Notting- 
ham aforesaid, near a place called St. Anne Well, to the said Philip &c, 
then to Francis then Edward and lastly to my right heirs. I give to my 
brother Henry Gregory twenty marks if he live six months after my de- 
cease, and to every child of his body lawfully begotten (except my cousin 
Perry, his daughter) that shall be living at the end of six months after my 
decease, five pounds, to be paid within twelve months after ray decease. 
I also give and bequeath the sura of four pounds to be paid towards 
the charges of fetching of the said legacies, given as aforesaid unto ray 
said brother Henry and his children, they being now, as I am informed, 
in the parts beyond the seas called ^ew England. I give and bequeath to 
my said Cousin Perrie, my said brother Henry's daughter, the sum of ten 
pounds, to be paid within six months after my decease. To my brother 
John Gregory, if living six mouths next after my decease, fifteen pounds. 
To Philip Gregory, Francis Gregory, Edward Gregory, Elizabeth Gregory, 
and Anne Gregory, children of my said son John, to every of them one 
hundred pounds, as they attain to their several ages of eighteen years. To 
each of the children of my nephew John Gregory twenty shillings, six 
months after ray decease. To Elizabeth the wife of my said son John 
Gregory and to my said son Francis Gregory and Anne his wife, to every 
of them twenty shillings in six months &c, to buy each of them a gold 
ring. To my cousin William Hay lye of Grimston, in the County of Leices- 
ter, three pounds and ten shillings and to every one of hi? children six 
shillings eight pence in three months &c. To James Chadwick Esq. and 
to my brother Alderman James to either of them a piece of gold of twenty 



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and two Shillings, in six months &c, to buy either of thorn a gold rin?. To 
div honored friends Col. Francis Pierrepont Esq. and Col. John Hutchin- 
son Esq., in six months &c, forty shillings each, to buy either of them a 
gold ring. To my much esteemed good friend Huntington Plumptree Esq., 
in six months &e, a piece of gold of twenty two shillings to buy him a gold 
ring. To my loving friends Nicholas Charleton Esq., John Mason gen*, 
William Flamsteede gen 1 , and to my god daughter Mary Edge, in six months 
&c, twenty shillings apiece to buy each of them a gold ring. To Mr. 
Walter Edge and M rs Edge his wife and to Mr. Raudolphe Miller, William 
Jackson, Adam Jackson aud John Jackson, in six months &c, ten shillings 
each. To Thomas Widoson ten shillings. The rest of my lands to my 
wife Anne. The residue of my goods &c. to my son John whom I consti- 
tute sole executor. Bowyer, 30. 

Valentine Ludwell of Wells in Somerset, 2 June, 9 th of James, proved 
9 May 1623. To St. Andrews Cathedral of Welles twelve pence. To 
the poor people of St. Cutberts in Welles three shilling and four. To my 
son Thomas twenty pounds in one year, my best bed, with the covering 
sheets and blankets thereunto belonging, my best brasen crock, my best 
pan of brass, three platters, three porrengers and three saucers of •'Tynne," 
and one of my candlesticks of copper. To Ellinor my daughter one little 
vessel called a skyllet of brass, one pottenger, one saucer and candlestick 
and ten shillings in money. The residue of my goods, chattels and debts 
I give unto Christian my wife, whom I make my sole and whole executrix. 

Wit: Thomas Jenkins the elder, Thomas Jenkiens, William Jenkins, 
Elizabeth Poulen. Swann, 40. 

Thomas Ludwell of Bruton in Somerset, gen\ 10 November 1676, 
proved 17 January 1673. The whole interest of all the money I am pos- 
sessed of in London to be paid to my dear mother during her natural life, 
excepting two hundred pounds sterling out of the principal, to be paid to 
my dear friend Mrs. Margaret Hayes of Hallyport, near Maidenhead, and 
these legacies following, viz' to M r James Hayes of Hallyport ten pounds, 
and to John Jefferyes, Mr. Edward Leman and Mr. John Browne (my 
executors in trust) to each of them ten pounds, and to the poor of Bruton 
ten pounds. After the decease of my mother the principal sum shall be 
equally divided between my four sisters, Mary, Margaret, Sarah and Jane. 
1 give unto my brother Philip Ludwell and to his heirs forever all my 
lands and other estate in Virginia. If he die before me, then I give all my 
laud in Virginia to his son Philip and my personal estate to be equally 
divided between him and his sister Jane, except thirty pounds sterling which 
] order to be paid to the Vestry of Bruton Parish in Virginia, to be em- 
ployed towards the building a church; and I do appoint Major Theophilus 
Hone Capt. Thomas Thorp and Mr. Henry Hartwell my executors in trust 
for Virginia part of my will, giving each of them, out of that estate, five 
pounds. King, 7. 

Robert Ludwell of Brewton in Somerset, mercer, 16 November 1673, 
proved 14 February 1678. Have settled upon wife the tenement wherein 
I now live, called Roper's tenement, with two pieces of meadow lately M r 
Jarvis', situate in Brewton, and the tenement in Stoke Hollway, in the 
Comity aforesaid, which I hold of Sir Stephen Fox. My wife to enjoy all 
this for lite, the remainder being settled on eldest son Robert. I nominate 
and appoint my brother John Ludwell of Wadhani College in Oxford, 



278 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Doctor of Physick, and my brother Thomas Ludwell the executors of this 
my last will and testament. To my son James Ludwell all such estate as 
I have or claim, after the decease of my mother, of and in two grounds in 
Brewton, the one called School House Close and tbe other Rye Ash, my 
sou James to hold them when he shall attain the age of one and twenty. 
To son John three acres in the North Field of Brewton at his age of one 
and twenty, and all such benefit and advantage that may happen unto me 
from any of the estate of my brother Thomas Ludwell by the will of my 
father. To son Lewis Ludwell two hundred and fifty pounds at one and 
twenty, and all the benefit &c. that may happen unto me from any estate of 
my brother John Ludwell by the will of my father. To my daughter 
Christian Ludwell two hundred pounds at one and twenty or day of mar- 
riage. A similar bequest to daughter Mary. A broad twenty shilling 
piece of gold to each child. To brother Thomas Ludwell my black gelding 
and hair camlet cloak. To brother in law James Albyn my best hat it he 
please to accept it. King, 20. 

Christian Ludwell of Brewton in Somerset, widow. ?A April 1C91, 
proved 19 February 1695. All the personal estate &c. either of mine own 
or my late husband's Robert Ludwell properly belongs to my six children 
by virtue of their father's last Will &c. and I give them all my right, title 
aud interest &c. and appoint my brothers in law John Ludwell of Oxford, 
Doctor of Physick, and Thomas Ludwell of Brewton, mercer, my execu- 
tors. I give to my daughters Christian and Mary Ludwell all my rings 
and wearing apparel. Bond, 1G. 

Augustin Lyndon, late of Boston in New England and now of the 
parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, Middlesex, shipwright, 10 April 1699. proved 
29 August 1G99. To my beloved son Josias Lyndon, now or late of Rhode 
Island in New England, and to the heirs of his body forever all those parts 
and proportions of my house and lands near the Town Dock in Boston in 
New England which I bought of John Scotto and Mahittabell his sister, 
and all other of my estate in New England. To Anne Bellamy, for life, a 
tenement in Plough St., St. Mary AVhitechapel, now in possession of Mr. 
Sparke, she paying the ground rent of fifty shillings per annum; afterwards 
to my cousin John Johnson, joiner. To him also all my messuages &c. in 
St. Mary Whitechapel, provided if my son Josias or my grandson Samuel 
Lyndon come over at any time the said John shall pay my said son or 
grandson twelve pounds for" clothing him and paying his passage back again. 
John Johnson to be sole executor. Pett, 136. 

Grace Tyler the now wife of John Tyler of Colchester, Essex, say- 
weaver, 24 May 1647, proved 19 July 1617. All that my copyhold mes- 
suage or tenement given me in aud by the last will and testament of James 
Aldous, late of Dennington in the County of Suffolk, carpenter, my late 
husband deceased, together with all and singular the lands, meadows, pas- 
tures and feedings thereunto belonging &c, shall be sold within one whole 
year next after my decease by mine executors &a, together with Richard 
Aldous of Winkfield, Suffolk, yeoman &c. as expressed in the will of my 
said late husband, and the moiety of the money raised by such sale shall be 
disposed of as follows: — To Sauiua Mouser, my sister, ten pounds within 
one month after said sale.. All the residue of the said moiety of the money 
so raised shall then be put out and improved for the benefit and commodity 
of my said husband John Tyler during his natural life, and the profits &c. 



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paid to him every half year. After his decease I give all the residue of 
the said moiety as follows, viz* to my sister Elizabeth Brock of Dedhara in 
Is'ew England live pound- within a half year after the decease of my said 
husband, and to John Brock, Elizabeth Brocke and Anne Brock, the chil- 
dren of my said sister Elizabeth, ten pounds to be equally divided amongst 
them, within one half year &c. To Sauina Mouser my sister and to 
Samuel Smith, Richard Smith, Sauina Smith, William Mouser and Henry 
Mouser, the five children of the said Sauina my sister, thirty pounds to be 
equally divided amongst them within one half year &c. To John Burgesse, 
eldest son of my late sister Sibilla Burgesse deceased, five pounds within 
one half year &c. To James Burgesse, Peter Burgesse, Sibilla Burgesse 
and Elizabeth Burgesse, the children of my said sister Sibilla, ten pounds, 
to be equally divided amongst them &c. And. with my husband's consent, 
I will that the residue of my goods and household stuff shall be equally 
divided and parted amongst the said four children of my sister Sibilla, im- 
mediately after the decease of my said husband. All the gifts, legacies and 
sums of money herein formerly given shall be paid at or in the South porch 
of the parish .Church of Winck'field aforesaid. I appoint my cousins John 
Browne of Brundish and William Younges of Cratfield, Suffolk, to be execu- 
tors. All the overplus or surplusage of the aforesaid moiety remaining 
shall be equally divided and parted amongst the children of Elizabeth 
Brocke and Sibilla Burgesse my sisters and Sauina Mouser my sister. 
Consented to by John Tyler husband of the abovenamed Grace Tyler. 

Fines, 1G5. 

Gervase Partrich citizen and cordwainer of London, 11 June 1G47, 
proved 20 August 1647. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Kath- 
erioe Partrich, for life, all my messuages, lauds and tenements in London 
and the towne and parishes of Barking, Essex, and Leneham, Kent, she 
keeping the same in good reparacions during that time. After her decease 
my messuage or tenement, with the yard, garden, orchard, &c, in Axe 
Street in the town of Barking, now in the tenure of William Kensum, 
butcher, which I purchased of Robert Knaresborough, and also those my 
two parcels of land containing by estimation five acres of land called Cul- 
verhouse Crofts lying at Loxfoord gate, Barking, now in the tenure or 
occupation of Richard Reeue of Barking, shall remain, come and be unto 
my brother Ralph Partrich, clerk, for life, and after his decease I give, will 
and appoint the same unto and amongst the two daughters of my said brother 
Ralph, viz 1 Mary the wife of John Marshall of Leneham, Kent, mercer, 
and Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas Thatcher, clerk, equally to be parted 
and divided between them. After the decease of my said wife my mes- 
suage, wit!-, garden and orchard, called Davie's house, and the two closes 
called Piuneil's, at or near Great Ilford in Barking, now in the tenure of 
William Payne, shall remain and come unto my brother Randolph Partrich 
of the town aud port of Dover, Kent, apothecary, for life, and after his 
decease to and amongst the three sons of my said brother (that is to say) 
John, James and Samuel Partrich. equally to be parted and divided amongst 
them. Atter my wife's decease my messuage, with the outhouses &c, in 
North Street, Barking, and my piece of land near Loxford Bridge, in 
Barking, which I purchased of Robert Knaresborough, shall remain and 
come unto Robert Partrich and Elizabeth Partrich, the two children of 
Gervase Partrich, citizen and haberdasher of Loudon, deceased, equally to 
be parted and divided &c. Alter my wife's decease my messuage, with 



230 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

barn, stable, yard &c., in Lencham. Kent, which I purchased of Benjamin 
Brooker, and that my piece of meadow called Mill mead in Leneham shall 
remain and come unto my sister Elizabeth Fydge widow, late the wife of 
David Fidge of Feversham, Kent, Kerseymaker, deceased, for life, and, 
after her decease, to three of the children of the said David Fidge and 
Elizabeth his late wife (that is to say) James, Jeremy and Mary hi 
After my wife's decease my messuage &c., in All Hallows the Le.^s, Lon- 
don, the which I purchased of Michael Lowe P2sq., shall remain and come 
unto James Partrich, citizen and vintner of London, son of my brother 
James Partrich late of Leneham deceased. After my wife's decease my 
messuage or tenement and garden &c. in Heath Street Parking, which I 
purchased of Nicholas Webling and Triamore Sparke, shall remain and 
; come unto Mary Fidg, the daughter of my said sister Elizabeth. I give and 

bequeath unto my masters, the Company of Cordwainers of London, for a 
dinner or supper to be made for them on the day of my funeral, ten pounds. 
To Matthew Tarleton and Daniel Pen, beadles, of the said Company, 
twenty shillings apiece. I give and bequeath unto my kinswoman Anne 
Gillowe, the wife of Francis Gillowe, gen 1 , five pounds. To my kins- 
woman Edith Richardson, to be paid into her own hands, forty shillings. 
To Edward Richardson forty shillings. To Dorothy Nayler, Nicholas 
Plowman and Elizabeth Plowman forty shillings apiece. To Mrs. Anne 
Carter, widow, forty shillings. To my friends William Frith, citizen and 
draper of London, and William Newbold, citizen aud cordwainer of Lon- 
don, forty shillings apiece in token of my love. To Francis Gillowe and 
Thomas Floyd sometimes my servants, forty shillings apiece. To Mr. Wil- 
liam Lichfield and Mr. William Geare, citizens and cordwainers of London, 
thirteen shillings and fourpence apiece. To Rachel Granger, the daughter 
of Judith Granger deceased, forty shillings. To Gervase Michell twenty 
shillings. To Bridget Ingiand, my now maid servant, fifty shillings. To 
the poor of the parish of St. Margaret Moses in London forty shillings. 
To Joan Aynsworth ten shillings. I make my brother Randolph Partrich 
of Dover, apothecary, sole executor, and give him five pounds for his pains. 
The residue of my goods &c. to my wife Katherine, in full satisfaction of 
such part of my personal estate as to her may appertain and belong by the 
custom of the City of London. Fines, 172. 

William Haddocke, planter, now bound on a voyage to Virginia, 4 
October 1648, proved 27 August 1 649. My brother Richard Haddocke, 
girdler, standeth bound and engaged for me by obligation, dated 29 th Sep- 
tember last, unto John Corey, stiller, for the payment of forty six shillings 
sterling, at the end of ten months now next coming, or within ten days next 
after the arrival of the ship William and Anne from her now intended 
voyage to Virginia first happening; and also by one other obligation, dated 
the [ ? ] of the date hereof, with condition of the payment of eighteen pounds 
to William Lucke, M r of the said ship, at the return thereof from Virginia, 
or at the end of nine months now next coming, which shall first happen. I 
have left in the custody of William Whitbye at Virginia an order of Court 
for the recovering and receiving of all such moneys and portion as is yet 
due and unpaid to me for my last wife's portion. By my Letter of Attor- 
ney I have given full power unto Arthur Purnell of Virginia to receive, 
keep and dispose for my use all my goods, chattels, debts and estate what- 
soever in Virginia, I stand indebted to Ellen Ady, spinster, for the sum 
of twelve pounds. I give to my said brother Richard ail my goods and 



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estate whatsoever in Virginia or elsewhere for the payment and discbarge 
of the said debts and obligations. The remainder to go to my said brother. 
Wit: Thomas linger, Matthew Burchfield and James Wiudus Scr. 

Fairfax, 122. 

Joseph Collter the elder, citizen and grocer of London. 21 August 
1648, proved 28 September 1649. To the poor of St. Saviours Southwark, 
where I dwell, ten pounds. Twenty pounds to be distributed to ten or 
twenty poor Godly Christians, as my executors, in their discretions shall 
think fit. To my brother Abel Collyer twenty pounds. To my niece 
Elizabeth Bourne, the daughter of my sister Elizabeth Bourne, ten pounds. 
To my sister Judith Warner ten pounds. To my sister Rhoda Dorton, ten 
pounds. I give to my sister Mary Browninge in New England the sum of 
ten pounds. To my sister Dorcas Slingsby thirty pounds, by three pounds 
per annum, for the space of ten years. If she dies before the expiration of 
the said ten years it shall be disposed towards the bringing up of her youngest 
child. Fifty pounds to be distributed amongst the children of my brother 
Abed and my sisters. Whereas! had threescore pounds in money of my 
sister Rachaell, now the wife of Richard Parnell of Epsham, unto which I 
added one hundred and therewith purchased a house and lands in Epsham 
wherein my said sister and her husband have dwelt and enjoyed about ten 
or twelve years and have not paid any rent (the said house being worth 
ten pounds per annum) I do hereby remit unto the said Richard and 
Rachaell all the rent that is past and will that they shall or may hold the 
said house and land during her life, paying only forty shillings per annum 
unto my son Joseph. And I give my said sister Rachaell ten pounds. 
Reference to a grant made to testator, 19 May 1647, by Marlyon Rithe of 
Chipstead Surrey, gen*, of a house and farm called Storracks, containing 
by estimation one hundred and three acres (evidently a mortgage as security 
fur payment at my now dwelling house in Southwark of five hundred 
pounds 27 March 1654). On the redemption of the said messuage I give 
three hundred pounds to my son Samuel (to be paid at one and twenty) 
and the other two hundred pounds to my sons Joseph and Benjamin. To 
Joseph and Benjamin the lease of my dwelling house in Southwark &c. 
and of my garden house near the upper ground in St. Saviours. To sons 
Joseph, Abel and Samuel all my household stuff and plate which I was 
possessed of before I was last married, to Elizabeth ray now wife. To the 
said Elizabeth one third of my personal estate &c, and all the household 
stuff and plate which was her own before our intermarriage. To my 
daughter in law Anna Harris ten pounds at one and twenty or marriage. 
To my niece Susan Warner, daughter of my sister Judith Warner, ten 
pounds if unmarried at the time of my decease. To the two daughters ot 
my daughter Savage, Hannah and Elizabeth Savage, one hundred pounds, 
fifty pounds each, at one and twenty or marriage. The residue to my four 
children Elizabeth Savage, Joseph, Benjamin and Nathaniel Collyer, equally 
to be divided amongst them. Fairfax, 136. 

Henry SlflTH of Wraysbury, Bucks., 1 August 1681, proved 24 October 
1682. My body to be buried in a decent manner. I do give unto my 
daughter Martha Camock five shillings. To my daughter Mary Lord in 
Isew England five shillings. To my daughter Rebecca Lee five shillings. 
To my sou Elisha Smith live shillings. To my daughter Elizabeth Smith, 
not yet disposed of in marriage, I do give fifty pounds, to be paid at the 
time of her marriage, ii she survive alter her mother. I do, out of that 
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dear and tender love T boar unto my beloved wife, Mrs. Anna Smith, give 
and bequeath all and singular my goods, chattels, leases, debts, ready m 
plate, rings, household stuff, apparel, brass, pewter, bedding and all other 
my substance whatsoever, movable or immovable, quick and dead, of what 
nature, quality or condition the same are or be, as well in my own po 
sion as in the hands and possession of any other person whatsoever, to her 
own proper use and behoof, whom I do hereby ordain and appoint to be 
my only executrix. 

xxiv Octobris 1682. Which day appeared personally Cuthhert Walker 
of the parish of St. Gregories' London, haberdasher, aged about fifty, and 
Rebecca Lee, of Wraysbury in the County of Bucks., widow, aged about 
thirty years, one of the daughters of the deceased, being severally sworn 
upon the Holy Evangelists deposed that they were well acquainted with 
the within named Henry Smith, the testator deceased, and with his manner 
or character of handwriting, and having perused the will within written 
and the name Henry Smith thereto subscribed believe the same to be all 
wrote with the proper handwriting of the said deceased. Jurati coram 
Rich Lloyd Suit. Cottle, 123. 

Brian Janson of London Esq. 5 November 1634, proved 13 December 
1G3-1. The poor of the parishes of St. Margaret Moses and of Becconsfield. 
My body to be interred in the chancel of the parish church of Ashby leegors 
iu the Co. of Northampton. My son in law Robert Thorpe to be sole 
executor, and I give unto him ami Anne his wife all my lands in Oxford- 
shire which I had in trust for me of and from one Why tinge, and all my 
other iands, tenements &c, and my interest in lands &c. in Ireland belong- 
ing to the Company of Drapers in Loudon, and my share out of the rents 
due for the same. 

Commission issued 9 December 1G6-4 to Henry Janson grandson of the 
deceased to administer, according to the tenor of the will, the goods &c. not 
fully administered by Robert Thorpe the executor, now also deceased. 

Seager, 116. 

Mary Goddard of St. Bennett Fincke, London, widow, 12 March 
1635, proved G July 1638. My body to be buried as near unto my pew 
door iu said parish church as conveniently may be, in such decent manner as 
my executor shall think fit for my degree. To Mr. Roger Warfield, min- 
ister and curate of the said parish of St. Bennett Fincke, and to the poor 
of the said parish. To my cousin William Campion Esquire, the son of 
Sir William Campion, knight, ail my lands &c. in Thawite ( ?) Suffolk. 
The Lady Elizabeth Campion, the Lady Ann Campion and Mrs. Barbara 
Springett. My cousins Elizabeth Campion, daughter of Sir William 
Campion, and Elizabeth Campion daughter of Sir Henry Campion. My 
two cousins Henry and Edward, sons of the said Sir William. Bryan Jan- 
eon